Luke Perry Star of Riverdale Dead at 52 And Stroke Awareness


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Actor Luke Perry, 52, died Monday at the Saint Josephs Medical Center Burbank, Burbank, CA.

Most people know Perry as Fred Andrews off of the hit show, Riverdale. But, before his Riverdale fame he was known as Dylan McKay on the hit, television series, Beverley Hills 90210.

Coy Luther “Luke” Perry III was born Oct. 11, 1966, in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of a steelworker Coy Perry Sr. and homemaker Ann Perry. When Luke Perry was an infant he was delivered by Dr. Charles Brown, whose son is now U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.

“Very saddened by this loss,” Sen. Brown tweeted on Monday. “Luke Perry was not only a talented actor—but a warm, kind person who made his home state proud.”

Perry was hospitalized the day FOX announced that they were going to reboot “Beverly Hills, 90210” for a six-episode series to air this summer.

Perry was surrounded by his family including his children, Jack and Sophie; fiancee, Wendy Madison Bauer; and ex-wife, Minnie Sharp, when he died, his publicist said. Perry was slightly young for a stroke victim; 66 percent of those who suffer from such an attack are 65 or older, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Stroke symptoms:

With ischemic strokes, the CDCP explained that people experience symptoms that spell out the acronym BE FAST.

  • B: Poor balance
  • E: Eye problems, such as loss of vision or double vision
  • F: Facial droop
  • A: Arm or limb weakness
  • S: Slurred speech or trouble speaking
  • T: Time to get to the hospital ASAP