Luke Perry 911 call after stroke reveals woman begged officials to 'hurry up and get here'
Although the 'Beverly Hills' star was rushed to St Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, California, he succumbed to his illness and was reported dead on March 4
Luke Perry suffered a massive stroke on February 28 that eventually claimed his life a week later. And on Tuesday, details of his 911 call made from inside his Sherman Oaks, California home by a woman were revealed.
The woman on the phone is yet to be identified. MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) had earlier reported that the 'Riverdale' star had never regained consciousness from the stroke.
According to details obtained by Us Weekly, the woman caller reportedly told the 911 call center that paramedics had to "hurry up and get here" and also "please step on the gas", making it evident the star was in a very bad state after his stroke.
The operator also "instructed the female caller to stay where she was, remove all animals from the room if any were present and call back", if the actor's "condition worsened", a source that heard the call told the media outlet.
Although the 'Beverly Hills 90210' star was rushed to St Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, California, he succumbed to his illness and was reported dead on March 4. Since his passing, many of Perry’s family, friends, and former costars have shared heartfelt remarks about his legacy.
"I want to express my gratitude to everyone for the outpouring of love and support," Perry's fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer said in an exclusive 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."
Perry's death was announced by his rep in a statement, confirming he was "surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends."
The star's two kids too have paid their tributes to their father through social media posts. In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Sophie shared a photo of herself and the late 'Riverdale' star. "A lot has happened in this past week for me," she captioned her post. "Everything is happening so fast. I made it back from Malawi just in time to be here with my family, And in the past 24 hours I have received an overwhelming amount of love and support."