Less than a week after suffering a massive stroke, actor Luke Perry has passed away at age 52.
TMZ reports Perry died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank Monday morning.
His rep released a statement obtained by “Extra,” saying, “He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, stepfather Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends. 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.”
Last week, Perry was sedated after being admitted at the hospital. Doctors were hoping that his brain would recover from the stroke, but the damage was too extreme, according to TMZ.
A source told People magazine, "He never regained consciousness. Things were so dire that they put him under heavy sedation. He was gone, basically, by the time he got to the hospital.”
“Extra” spoke with Dr. Armand Dorian, Chief Medical Officer at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (who has not treated Perry), and he explained what can happen after a stroke.
Perry was known for his roles on “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Riverdale.”