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Luke Perry, actor known for Beverly Hills, 90210, dies at 52

Recently featured in Riverdale, American actor hospitalized last week after stroke

Luke Perry, best known for the TV shows Beverly Hills, 90210, and Riverdale, has died at 52 after suffering a massive stroke last week, according to his publicist.

Arnold Robinson said Perry died Monday.

Robinson said Perry’s family and friends were with him when he died. Among them were his children, siblings, fiancée and former wife.

Robinson said no further details would be released at this time.

The publicist added that Perry’s family appreciates the support and prayers that have been offered since Perry was hospitalized on Wednesday.

Perry has played construction-company owner Fred Andrews, father of main character Archie Andrews, for three seasons on the Vancouver-shot series Riverdale.

Born and raised in rural Fredericktown, Ohio, Perry gained heartthrob status along with Jason Priestley on Beverly Hills, 90210, which ran from 1990 to 2000.

Perry has had roles in a handful of films, including The Fifth Element8 Seconds and American Strays. He appeared in HBO’s prison drama Oz and voiced cartoons like The Incredible Hulk and Mortal Kombat. In recent years, he starred in the series Ties That Bind and Body of Proof.

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