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Luke Perry of Beverly Hills, Riverdale dies at 52

American actor Luke Perry from Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale has died in California at the age of 52, less than a week after suffering a massive stroke.

Reports state that Perry died surrounded by his family and friends.

He was taken to hospital on Wednesday in Los Angeles, where he had been shooting scenes for Riverdale at the Warner Bros film lot.

“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,” Perry’s Publicist Mr Robinson said.

As a result of his passing, Riverdale has stopped production following news of Perry’s death, BBC has reported.