This hurts our hearts. Luke Perry has passed away at age 52 after suffering from a massive stroke.

Sources said he never regained consciousness after the stroke on February 27th…“Things were so dire that they put him under heavy sedation. He was gone, basically, by the time he got to the hospital.”

“He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends,” his publicist said in a statement.

“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. No further details will be released at this time,” the statement continued.

Production on “Riverdale” was shut down yesterday as the cast mourns. 

“We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry. A beloved member of the ‘Riverdale,’ Warner Bros. and CW family, Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all. A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke’s family during this most difficult time.”

Perry starred as Archie’s (KJ Apa) dad, Fred Andrews, on the CW show. He joined the show during the first season and has appeared in almost every episode. Riverdale is currently in its third season.

 

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