US actor Luke Perry, perhaps best known for his role in 'Beverly Hills, 90210', has died.
The 52-year-old actor had suffered a stroke last week.
He appeared on the soap opera 'Another World' for a couple of years before landing his breakout role.
In October 1990, he made his debut as teen heartthrob and bad boy Dylan McKay on 'Beverly Hills, 90210'.
Perry had two runs on '90210' - one from 1990 to 1995 and another from 1998 to the show's end in 2000.
During his time on the show, his character struggled with alcohol abuse and drug addiction.
The star's publicist says he was surrounded by his fiancée, children and other family and friends when he passed away.
"He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends," Perry's publicist Arnold Robinson told Fox, which broadcast '90210'.
"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."
Former cast members had wished Perry well since his stroke.
He is survived by two children, son Jack Perry and daughter Sophie Perry.
'90210' co-star Ian Ziering paid tribute, saying: "May your journey forward be enriched by the magnificent souls who have passed before you, just like you have done here, for those you leave behind."
I will forever bask in the loving memories we've shared over the last thirty years. May your journey forward be enriched by the magnificent souls who have passed before you, just like you have done here, for those you leave behind.
— Ian Ziering (@IanZiering) March 4, 2019
Actress Christine Elise McCarthy played the guest character of Emily Valentine in several episodes.
She said: "I am still in shock and I have no words beyond saying he was a truly kind gentleman".
With the heaviest of hearts, I am devastated to@tell you we lost Luke. I am still in shock and I have no words beyond saying he was a truly kind gentleman. He will be mourned and missed by everyone who know him and the millions who love him.
RIP, deari… https://t.co/OvqjOm2mqK pic.twitter.com/HktgGQinVy
— Christine Elise (@celisemccarthy) March 4, 2019
Several other stars have also paid tribute:
Absolutely devastating news. Luke Perry~ you left us way too soon. Such a kind soul. My prayers are with his family and dear friends. 💔
— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) March 4, 2019
RIP Luke Perry. 💔 pic.twitter.com/g6rR5lqLUG
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) March 4, 2019
My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family. ❤️ #LukePerry
— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) March 4, 2019
Condolences to the family of Luke Perry. 😞
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 4, 2019
Super sad to hear the news about actor Luke Perry. Interviewed him several times, always such a lovely gentleman. Great guy. God bless him and his family. pic.twitter.com/YZq59joDK3
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) March 4, 2019
His stroke happened on the same day that a 'Beverly Hills, 90210' reboot was announced.
Fox has said while Perry was not attached to the new project, former co-stars Ian Ziering, Jason Priestley, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth and Gabrielle Carteris would reprise new versions of their prior roles.
The broadcaster has ordered six episodes of the series, which are set to air in the summer.
Perry more recently appeared as the construction business owner Fred Andrews in the US drama 'Riverdale'.
Main image: Luke Perry attends a screening of 'Northpole' at The Grove in Los Angeles in 2014 | Image: Phil Roach/Zuma Press/PA Images