In recent years, Perry had spent time in and around the Vancouver area while starring as Fred Andrews on the locally filmed Riverdale.
Actor Luke Perry, who starred in the Vancouver-filmed hit show Riverdale, has died after suffering a major stroke last week.
He was 52.
According to celebrity news outlet TMZ, Perry died Monday morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, Calif. He was rushed to hospital last Wednesday after suffering the stroke at his Sherman Oaks, Calif. home.
“Luke Perry… you were a joyful and vibrant soul,” read a message shared Monday by the Riverdale writers room.
“You will be missed but most certainly your legacy will be remembered forever. Rest in love and peace, friend.”
Perry first rose to fame on the show 90210, starring as Dylan McKay from 1990 to 1995 and then from 1998 to 2000. In recent days, a reboot of the show had been announced though there had been no news of whether Perry planned to be involved.
In recent years, he had spent time in and around the Vancouver area while starring as Fred Andrews on the locally filmed Riverdale. The teen drama, a modern-day reboot of the classic Archie Comics characters, is currently airing its third season.
The actor had also completed filming on an upcoming Quentin Tarantino film about Charles Manson.
Just days earlier, following the initial news of Perry’s stroke, his Riverdale cast mates took to Instagram to share messages of support and candid photographs of the star.
“Waiting for ya brotha!! Someone has to man the grill for me,” wrote actor Skeet Ulrich on Thursday. The pair frequently shared scenes together on Riverdale as dads to on-screen best friends Jughead Jones and Archie Andrews, played by Cole Sprouse and K.J. Apa.
Following news of Perry’s death, actor Molly Ringwald, who guest-starred on Riverdale as Perry’s on-screen wife, said she her heart was “broken.”
“My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry,” she tweeted. “Sending all my love to your family.”
More to come.