Luke Perry, who broke out as a bad boy in the 1990s Fox teen drama “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has died following a stroke last week. He was 52.
The actor, was hospitalized last Wednesday morning after paramedics responded to a call that someone at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., was suffering a stroke.
Perry is best known for playing the brooding Dylan McKay on Fox’s ’90s teen drama “Beverly Hills, 90210” from 1990 to 1995 and again from 1998 to 2000.
His other notable small-screen credits include HBO prison drama “Oz,” the titular role on Showtime’s post-apocalyptic series “Jeremiah” and NBC’s short-lived ensemble drama “Windfall,” about a group of friends who win the lottery. He also had roles in “Body of Proof” and “John from Cincinnati.”
On the big screen, Perry appeared in films like the original “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Fifth Element,” and “8 Seconds.” He also has a role in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which is currently in postproduction.
Perry also did significant voiceover work, often playing parody versions of himself on shows like “The Simpsons,” “Johnny Bravo” and “Family Guy.”
Last Wednesday, Fox revealed it had set a six-episode “90210” revival for this summer, featuring most of the original cast, including Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling playing “heightened versions of themselves in a brand-new serialized drama — with a healthy dose of irreverence — that is inspired by their real lives and relationships.” Notably absent from the list of performers was Perry and another original co-star, Shannen Doherty.
Perry previously turned down The CW’s offer to reprise his role as Dylan on its short-lived 2008 revival of the series, “90210,” though Doherty, Garth, and Spelling did make appearances.
Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale Star Luke Perry Dead at 52.