Luke Perry has been reported dead at the age of 52 after suffering a massive stroke, as TMZ reports.
According to TMZ which broke the news, Lili who plays Betty on “Riverdale,” announced his death on social media saying:
“I’m finding it hard to grasp that he will no longer be around to give long hugs and share his wisdom and kindness with all of us.” Lili followed with another tweet saying, “I just can’t believe it.”
Riverdale” executive tell TMZ, “Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all.”
They continue, “A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke’s family during this most difficult time.”
They have since shut down the set for today.
Luke passed away Monday morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank. According to his rep, Luke was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiance 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.
Luke Perry was rushed to the hospital last Wednesday morning after suffering a stroke while at his Sherman Oaks, CA home. According to the emergency dispatch audio obtained by TMZ — paramedics received a call for a stroke at the residence. TMZ were told when EMTs arrived, he was responsive and talking but his condition deteriorated
On ‘90210,’ Luke starred as high school stud Dylan McKay for 10 seasons. He also had prominent roles on shows like “Another World,” “Oz,” “Jeremiah,” “Windfall,” “John from Cincinnati,” and “Body of Proof.” The reports said.