Riverdale's Luke Perry Dies Aged 52 After Suffering ‘Massive Stroke’
1 March 2019, 15:21 | Updated: 4 March 2019, 18:13
Luke, who played Fred Andrews, father of main character Archie, has died in California at the age of 52, less than a week after suffering a massive stroke.
Riverdale star Luke Perry was rushed to hospital last week under sedation after suffering a ‘massive stroke’ at his home in Los Angeles.
His publicist said Perry died surrounded by his family and friends.
Perry's children, Jack and Sophie, fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, and his siblings, Tom Perry and Amy Coder, were with him when he passed, publicist Arnold Robinson said in a statement.
"The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning," Mr Robinson said.The family has not provided additional details at this time.
According to TMZ, paramedics were called to his home in Sherman Oaks at 9.40am on Wednesday, and although family members claimed he was put into an induced coma, his representative says the star is currently sedated.
It’s reported that the stroke he suffered was ‘massive’ and when paramedics arrived at his house, he was responsive and talking but his condition deteriorated and he was rushed to hospital.
Luke, 52-years-old, played Fred Andrews on Riverdale who is the father of lead character Archie Andrews, played by KJ Apa.
Luke shot to fame as a member of the cast of Beverly Hills 90210, the reboot of which was announced on the day he was rushed to hospital.
Stroked are often caused by a clot or a bleed on the brain and the effects vary greatly in severity, and patients have a better chance of recovery the faster they are treated in hospital following the onset.