Heartbroken Family of Late Luke Perry Releases Statement after His Death

Junie Sihlangu
Mar 05, 2019
09:53 A.M.

Last Wednesday morning, actor Luke Perry was rushed to the hospital after suffering a “massive” stroke while at his home. Sadly, the star passed away on Monday morning.


The actor’s family has since released a statement about his death and they’ve asked for privacy as they mourn.

Luke Perry passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank after suffering a stroke at his Sherman Oaks, California home. His representative revealed that the actor was surrounded by his family when he died.


In a statement the family said:

"Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke. He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé [sic] Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends.”

It concluded:

“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. No further details will be released at this time."

Emergency dispatch audio revealed that paramedics received a call about a stroke at Perry’s residence. When EMTs arrived, the actor was responsive and talking but his condition started deteriorating.


The “Riverdale” actor’s representative shared that doctors sedated the star, hoping to give his brain a chance to recover from the trauma of the stroke. However, the damage was too much.

Perry was born in Mansfield, Ohio and he found his start in acting in the early '80s. He became well-known after starring as high school student Dylan McKay for 10 seasons on “Beverley Hills, 90210.”

The show launched his career and recently he had been appearing in a role as Archie's father on CW's series, "Riverdale." Perry also acted in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Charles Manson movie, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."


The actor has also played roles on "Another World," "Oz," "Jeremiah," "Windfall," "John from Cincinnati," and "Body of Proof." Perry also worked as a voice actor for cartoons like "Biker Mice from Mars," "Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm," "The Legend of Calamity Jane," "The Incredible Hulk," "Pepper Ann," "Pound Puppies" and many more.

The same Wednesday he had his stroke “90210” has announced its reboot. Most of the original cast had signed on, except Perry.


He was only willing to appear in a few guest features, but he couldn't commit to more than that due to his "Riverdale" schedule. Perry's “90210” co-stars Shannen Doherty and Ian Ziering posted messages of support for their friend shortly after his hospitalization.

His “Riverdale” co-star, Molly Ringwald, tweeted her love to his family. Ziering mourned his death with an old photo featuring both of them.


"90210" co-star, Gabrielle Carteris said, "I am absolutely heartbroken. Luke was a tremendous force in the lives of so many." The writers' room for "Riverdale" paid tribute to the actor by dedicating season 3 of the show to him.

Perry’s 21-year-old son, Jack, didn’t follow in his father’s footsteps and, instead, he chose to be a professional wrestler who goes by the name "Jungle Boy" Nate Coy. In 2017, his father supported him by attending a professional wrestling match in Los Angeles when Jack was 19.

At the time, video from wrestling match showed Perry sitting in the bleachers, proudly recording his son on his phone.

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