luke perry dead

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Sudden passing and sad goodbye to a veteran actor.

Soaps.com is saddened to report that former soap opera actor and 90210 star Luke Perry has passed away. We reported on Thursday February 28 that Perry had suffered a stroke. Now TMZ has learned that the former teen heartthrob died on Monday March 4 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, California as a result of the massive stroke. His son and daughter, fiancee Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and others close to Perry were by his side at the time of his death.

Born on October 11, 1966 in Mansfield, Ohio as Coy Luther Perry III, Perry graduated high school and held a job at a doorknob factory before making it big in Hollywood. He was married to Rachel (Minnie) Sharp from November 20, 1993 to October 11, 2003. The couple shared two children, Jack and Sophie. At the time of his death, he was engaged to Wendy Madison Bauer.

Perry played the role of Ned Bates on Loving in 1988, as well as Kenny on Another World from 1988 to 1989 and is best known for his role on 90210 as Dylan McKay from 1990 to 2000. Over the years he’s appeared on numerous primetime shows and movies, such as Ties That Bind, Body of Proof and Hot In Cleveland, and most recently played Fred Andrews on Riverdale from 2016 with his last appearance tape date documented online for May 1, 2019.

Soaps.com sends Perry’s children, fiancée, family and friends our deepest condolences. Soap stars and Perry’s former cast mates took to social media to express their condolences…