Luke Perry’s official cause of death has been released, confirming that the actor died of a stroke last Monday, as previously reported, with no underlying causes.
The “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum and “Riverdale” star died from an “ischemic cerebrovascular accident” — the most common type of stroke, which occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel and prevents blood and oxygen from getting to a part of the brain — according to his death certificate, which was obtained by TheWrap.
Perry died at 12:44 p.m. on March 4 at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, after being hospitalized the prior Wednesday following a massive stroke.
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“Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke,” a spokesperson for Perry said in a statement last Monday. “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 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.”
Perry is best known for playing the brooding Dylan McKay on Fox’s ’90s teen drama “Beverly Hills, 90210” from 1990 to 1995 and again from 1998 to 2000. At the time of his death, he was starring on The CW teen drama “Riverdale” as Fred, the father of lead character Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa).
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Pamela Chelin contributed to this story.