Monday, March 4, 2019
Actor Luke Perry, best known for his starring role on the popular television show "Beverly Hills, 90210," was rushed to the hospital last Wednesday after suffering a stroke at his home in Los Angeles. He passed away today at the age of 52. His two children, his fiancée, and his ex-wife were at the hospital when he died.
Perry was young for a stroke, as according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 66% of stroke victims are 65 or older. Strokes account for 5% of deaths in America per year, and they are on the rise for those between the ages of 25 to 44.
The actor had no qualms about aging, appearing on the cover of AARP magazine in 2016 to celebrate his 50th birthday. Recently, he had worked on CW's "Riverdale," starring as Fred Andrews, the father of lead character Archie Andrews. With the news of his deaths, celebrities all over the nation took to social media, including the Cincinnati Reds and his former co-stars.
See David K. Li, Luke Perry, of '90210' Fame, Dead at Age 52, NBC news, March 4, 2019.