Luke Perry has died following a massive stroke.
Perry, who rose to fame in the 90s starring as Dylan McKay in the hit show Beverly Hills 90210, was currently starring in Riverdale alongside Kiwi actor KJ Apa.
His publicist Arnold Robinson released a statement saying the 52-year-old was surrounded by family and friends when he passed away.
"Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke," the statement read.
"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."
Luke became a teen sensation in the 90s thanks to 90210. He played the iconic character Dylan McKay from 1990 - 2000.
"I'm going to be linked with him until I die, but that's actually just fine," the actor told the United Press International in 2008. "I created Dylan McKay. He's mine."
His former 90210 co-star, on-screen love interest Shannen Doherty, gave an emotional interview with Entertainment Tonight last week following his hopsitalisation.
"I can't talk about it here 'cause I will literally start crying but I love him and he knows I love him. It's Luke, and he's my Dylan," she said.
Perry's latest film role was in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. The film is due to be released in August 2019.
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