Luke Perry, star of 90210 and Vancouver-shot Riverdale, dies at age 52

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      Actor Luke Perry has died in California at the age of 52 after suffering a massive stroke, according to news reports.

      He had been hospitalized on February 27.

      Perry happened to be hospitalized on the same day that Fox announced a six-part revival of the series. However, Perry was not among the returning cast members, which includes Vancouver’s Jason Priestley.

      Luke Perry

      Perry rocketed to teen-idol fame in the role of Dylan McKay on the teen soap opera Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 1995, and also returned to the show from 1998 to 2000.

      He also starred in films such as 1992's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and 1997's The Fifth Element

      More recently, he had made a successful return to realm of TV teen drama as Fred Andrews, father of Archie (KJ Apa), on the locally shot Riverdale, which is currently shooting its third season.

      Riverdale's KJ Apa and Luke Perry

      Perry will appear posthumously in Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming Manson Family movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in the role of New Brunswick–born U.S. actor Wayne Mauder (who starred on the western TV series Lancer).  

      90210 costar Ian Ziering was one of several stars who posted messages about Perry on social media.

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