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90210's Luke Perry, Also a Broadway and West End Vet, Dies at 52

Perry suffered a massive stroke last Wednesday.

Luke Perry has died at the age of 52.
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Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale star Luke Perry has died at the age of 52, following a massive stroke that he suffered last Wednesday.

Perry made his Broadway debut as Brad Majors in the Tony-nominated revival of The Rocky Horror Show, appearing in the production June 26, 2001-August 5, 2001. In 2004, he made his West End debut as Harry in a stage production of When Harry Met Sally, opposite Alyson Hannigan.

Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Perry had a prolific career onscreen, becoming a heartthrob in the role of Dylan McKay on 90210, where he appeared from 1990-1995 and 1998-2000. For the past several seasons, he had played the role of Fred Andrews on the CW series Riverdale. He made appearances on series' ranging from Oz to The Simpsons to Will & Grace.

He is survived by his children, Jack and Sophie, fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, stepfather Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, and sister Amy Codler.


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