Actor Luke Perry, who rose to stardom on the teen-oriented 1990s American television show, Beverly Hills 90210 and then aged into a fatherly role on comic-based Riverdale, passed away at the age of 52. As per reports, Perry was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a stroke at his home. Riverdale producers in a statement called Perry an “incredibly caring, consummate professional.” Molly Ringwald, one of his co-stars on the show, said on Twitter, “My heart is broken.” Perry also was in the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer that preceded the TV series of that name and during his 90210 run portrayed real-life rodeo star Lane Frost in 8 Seconds. He learned to ride bulls and did many of his own stunts in the film. Perry's other TV credits included Windfall, a 2006 series about a group of friends who win a big lottery jackpot; two seasons of Jeremiah, a post-apocalyptic drama; and a season on Oz, a prison drama on which he played a preacher convicted of embezzlement.