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Luke Perry’s Family Took Him Off Life Support After Stroke: ‘It Was Devastating'

Luke Perry Dies After Being Taken Off Life Support
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Mar. 6 2019, Published 3:59 p.m. ET

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New details about Luke Perry’s sudden death have finally been released.

Us Weekly reported the actor’s family members decided to take him off life support days after he suffered a massive stroke. They announced his passing on Monday, March 4, after doctors determined the star’s brain was too damaged from his health crisis.

As readers know, the Riverdale star was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a severe stroke on February 27. He was then placed under heavy sedation to allow his brain the opportunity to heal — but in the end, it was not enough.

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“Luke’s loved ones were hoping they’d pull him out of it after 48 hours or so,” a source told Us. “But he never recovered. It was devastating.”

On Monday, after five days of waiting, Perry’s family “made the difficult decision to take him off life support.” His death was announced later that day.

Perry, 52, was in an induced coma in the days following his stroke, but “his vital signs were good,” and he was expected to recover. In his final moments, however, his health started to decline.

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“He wouldn’t stabilize, and things continued to get worse and worse. His blood pressure would not go to normal,” a source told

A rep for Perry denied he was ever in a medically induced coma, saying he was purposely sedated.

Sources also told reporters that the 90210 star suffered a second stroke while in the hospital, which is what actually killed him.

According to his rep, Perry was surrounded by close friends and family at the time of his death.

He left everything to his two children, Sophie, 18, and Jack Perry, 21, exclusively revealed.

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