Actor Luke Perry dead at age 52 after suffering stroke, publicist says
U.S. actor Luke Perry poses during a photocall to promote his television series "Goodnight For Justice" at the annual MIPCOM television programme market in Cannes, southeastern France, October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

American actor Luke Perry, the former star of 1990s television series “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died on Monday, aged 52, after suffering a massive stroke last week, his publicist said.

“Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke,” publicist Arnold Robinson said in a statement.

The statement said he was surrounded by his 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,” the statement added.

Perry was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on Wednesday morning after suffering the stroke at his home, celebrity website reported last week.

Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Marguerita Choy