Luke Perry, 52, reportedly never regained consciousness following massive stroke that killed him

The ‘90s heartthrob who was best known for playing Archie Andrews’ father Fred Andrews ‘Riverdale’ was propelled to international stardom after his stint in ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’


                            Luke Perry, 52, reportedly never regained consciousness following massive stroke that killed him

It has been a day of mourning, ever since the news of Luke Perry passing away hit the news. But according to a new revelation, the 'Riverdale' actor never really regained his consciousness after suffering from the fatal stroke some days ago.

The 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star remained under “heavy sedation” for five days in the hospital, before his untimely passing away on Monday, as per a source speaking to People. Perry was hospitalized on February 27, after paramedics rushed to his house in Sherman Oaks, California.

Executive producer/actor Luke Perry speaks onstage during the 'Welcome Home' panel discussion at the UP Entertainment portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 30, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Executive producer/actor Luke Perry speaks onstage during the 'Welcome Home' panel discussion at the UP Entertainment portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 30, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

“He never regained consciousness,” the source explained. “Things were so dire that they put him under heavy sedation. He was gone, basically, by the time he got to the hospital.” The actor, who was kept "under observation", died on March 4.

Actor Luke Perry attends Global Green USA's 10th Anniversary Pre-Oscar Party sponsored by H&M at Avalon on February 20, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for H&M)
Actor Luke Perry attends Global Green USA's 10th Anniversary Pre-Oscar Party sponsored by H&M at Avalon on February 20, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for H&M)

“Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke,” read a statement from Perry’s rep. “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."

It further continued, "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.”

The ‘90s heartthrob who is currently best known for playing Archie Andrews’ father Fred Andrews in The CW show ‘Riverdale’ was propelled to international stardom after his stint in Fox’s ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’. Between these two milestone roles, Perry appeared as Revered Jeremiah Cloutier in the HBO prison drama 'Oz,' and starred in shows such as 'Jeremiah', 'Windfall' and 'John From Cincinnati.'

KJ Apa, Madelaine Petsch, Luke Perry attends The Paley Center For Media's 35th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles - 'Riverdale' at Dolby Theatre on March 25, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
KJ Apa, Madelaine Petsch, Luke Perry attends The Paley Center For Media's 35th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles - 'Riverdale' at Dolby Theatre on March 25, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

According to reports, the actor married Rachel “Minnie” Sharp in 1993, but the couple split in 2003. Ever since their separation, the couple had shared the joint custody of 21-year-old son Jack, as well as 18-year-old daughter Sophie. Meanwhile, in lieu of flowers, the Perry family has reportedly asked that donations be made to Fight Colorectal Cancer and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

"My heart is broken, Luke Perry was such a sweet soul and stole all our hearts. Condolences to his family, friends, and everyone who loved and adored him," wrote one fan, while another expressed her sadness with a tweet that read, "His poster covered my closet door till college. Can not believe he is gone. Too young and too soon. Rest in peace Luke Perry."

Luke Perry puts his gaming skills to the test playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch at the Variety Studio at Comic-Con 2018 on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California.(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Nintendo )
Luke Perry puts his gaming skills to the test playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch at the Variety Studio at Comic-Con 2018 on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California.(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Nintendo )