Luke Perry, who gained instant heartthrob status as wealthy rebel Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills 90210, has died aged 52.
Perry was surrounded by family and friends when he died on Monday, publicist Arnold Robinson said.
“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,” Robinson said.
The actor had been hospitalized since last Wednesday, after a 911 call summoned medical help to his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles after he suffered a massive stroke.
At Perry’s bedside were his children, Jake and Sophie; fiancee Wendy Madison Bauer and his former wife, Minnie Sharp.
Perry had played construction company owner Fred Andrews, father of main character Archie Andrews, for three seasons on Riverdale, the CW series that gives a dark take on Archie comics. A fourth season has been slated.
Born and raised in rural Fredericktown, Ohio, Perry gained fame on Beverly Hills 90210, which ran from 1990 to 2000.