Luke Perry death certificate released; star planned to marry fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer in August
Luke Perry, 52, and fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, 44, were planning to tie the knot in a late summer wedding and had been together for over 11 years
Luke Perry’s official cause of death has been confirmed after his death certificate was released. The 90210 actor died on March 4 at the age of 52, days after suffering a “massive stroke” at his home.
According to his death certificate obtained by TMZ, he died from an ischemic cerebrovascular accident. The certificate also revealed that he was buried in Dixon, Tennessee on Monday March 11.
Luke Perry was in the middle of his wedding preparations when he unexpectedly passed away after suffering a stroke earlier this month.
The 52-year-old actor and his fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, 44, were planning to tie the knot in a late summer wedding and had "save the date" card ready to be sent out. The publication obtained the card which featured a grey and gold color scheme and had 'The Great Gatsby' appeal. The date of the wedding was set on August 17, 2019. The card did not provide further details about the upcoming ceremony, according to TMZ.
Perry and Bauer kept their relationship private and not much is known about their relationship timeline, but in a statement she did mention that she was with him for the past 11 years. The couple walked the red carpet at the GLAAD Media Awards together in April 2017 and is said to have gotten engaged last year.
Last week, Bauer spoke out for the first time since Perry’s sudden death. "I want to express my gratitude to everyone for the outpouring of love and support," she said in a statement. "The countless, heartwarming stories of Luke’s generosity and kindness have been a great source of solace during this difficult time."
"The past 11½ years with Luke were the happiest years of my life, and I am grateful to have had that time with him," she continued. "I also want to thank his children, family, and friends for their love and support. We have found comfort in one another and in the knowledge that our lives were touched by an extraordinary man. He will be dearly missed."
The 'Riverdale' and '90201' actor Perry was hospitalized on February 27 after paramedics were dispatched to his home in Sherman Oaks, California. The actor remained "under observation" for five days but died on March 4.