The Ohio-born TV star passed away in California on Monday following a massive stroke. He was surrounded by family and friends, including his children Jack and Sophia, according to a statement from his publicist. Perry rose to fame playing Dylan McKay on the show Beverly Hills, 90210 and returned to television as Fred Andrews on Riverdale. He also starred in a number of films including the 1997 fantasy The Fifth Element.
How have people reacted? Joss Whedon, who knew Perry from the film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, said he was “Funny, committed and always gracious. He shouldn’t be gone.” His family asks for privacy at this time.