Actor Luke Perry has been reported dead at 52 after suffering a "massive" stroke last Wednesday. He was surrounded by close friends and relatives. A report by BBS notes that paramedics had been called to the actor's residence in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, for medical assistance.

His death is mourned by many people in the industry, including actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Shannen Doherty, and Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who described his death as one of the greatest losses for the industry.

In 2015, Perry became an advocate for cancer screening after a colonoscopy revealed precancerous growths.

Details of his sudden death were limited, as family members had requested to retain privacy, Arnold Robinson told the BBC.

Mourners of the Perry Legacy

After headlines of Perry's untimely death, Riverdale stopped production, US press reported. In a statement, the executive producers of Riverdale, WBTV, and CW said that Perry was "a beloved member of the family of Riverdale, Warner Bros and CW."

In an emotionally charged interview on Sunday, his longtime 90210 co-star Shannen Doherty - who played Perry's love interest in the show - told Entertainment Tonight that she had been in touch with him during his stroke.

Online, supporters and fellow Celebrities associated with Perry have begun paying tribute.

Riverdale costar Molly Ringwald expressed her sadness, in a tweet, saying that "her heart is broken."

Former 90210 co-star Ian Ziering took to Instagram to cherish his moments with Perry, stating that "...he will forever bask in the loving memories we've shared over the last thirty years.


The official Twitter handle for the American show Riverdale has already published their statement in lieu with Perry's death, stating that "...their thought's are with Perry's family during this most difficult time".

The Legacy of Luke Perry

Luke Perry rose to fame when he starred in the first airing of American television series, Beverly Hills, 90210.

Perry had become a widely popular heartthrob and a riot that broke out when ten thousand teen girls visited an autograph session at Plantation's The Fashion Mall in August 1991. The incident was so bad that Luke had to leave after 90 seconds.

His most recent major role was in the hit television series, Riverdale, based on the Archie comics. In it, he played the role of Fred Andrews, Archie's father.

Readers might remember his roles in such movies as; "8 Seconds(1994)," "Buffy The Vampire Slayer(1992)," and "The Beat Beneath My Feet(2014)."