Luke Perry’s Family Made Difficult Decision to Take Him Off Life Support: ‘It Was Devastating’

Luke Perry “wasn’t doing well” when he was rushed to a Burbank, California, hospital on February 27 after suffering a massive stroke at his nearby home, a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.

The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum was immediately placed under heavy sedation in order to give his brain the opportunity to heal. “Luke’s loved ones were hoping they’d pull him out of it after 48 hours or so,” the source says. “But he never recovered. It was devastating.”

Five days later, on Monday, March 4, Perry’s family — including his fiancée, Wendy Madison Bauer — made the difficult decision to take him off life support, the source tells Us.

Luke Perry’s Family Made Difficult Decision to Take Him Off Life Support: It Was Devastating
Luke Perry attends Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con Bash at FLOAT at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 21, 2018. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly

The Riverdale actor’s rep announced the news of his death later that day, noting that Bauer was at the 52-year-old’s bedside along with his children, Jack, 21, and Sophie, 18, ex-wife Rachel “Minnie” Sharp, to whom he was married from 1993 to 2003, and other close family members and friends.

Luke Perry’s Family Made Difficult Decision to Take Him Off Life Support: It Was Devastating

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