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Brian Miller
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Posted: 04 March 2019 at 12:11pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Sad. 
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Posted: 04 March 2019 at 12:14pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I saw him as Brad in 'Rocky Horror' on Broadway in 2001. Sad to hear, he was getting a second wind on 'Riverdale.'
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Posted: 04 March 2019 at 12:32pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

No words. Tragic.
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Posted: 04 March 2019 at 12:37pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

52 is no kind of age.  Sad.
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Posted: 04 March 2019 at 1:14pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Tragic - my heartfelt condolences to his loved ones.

Marc


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Posted: 04 March 2019 at 1:17pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I remember how huge 90210 was when I was in school in the 90s. Very sad. 
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Posted: 04 March 2019 at 1:42pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

That's incredibly sad news. 52 is just way too young. 
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Posted: 04 March 2019 at 3:31pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Damn really an underrated actor 8 Seconds is a hidden gem among his work.

Way too young at 52
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I may have been among the few, but I enjoyed the cable series Jeremiah that he starred in.  RIP Luke. 
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Posted: 04 March 2019 at 9:48pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Two months younger than me. Scary. Rest in Peace.

Health is why I've been working on losing weight this last year to go into my last third of life (hopefully) in overall good shape. Down 30 lbs so far. Just a 100 to go. 
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Posted: 05 March 2019 at 1:55am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Shocking news. How do you have a stroke in your early 50s?

Only a little over a year older than me. I wasn't a fan, per se, but I feel for his wife and kids. I was truly saddened to hear of this.
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Posted: 05 March 2019 at 6:16am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Shocking news. How do you have a stroke in your early 50s?

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Pete, I suffered a minor stroke or TIA last November and I was 39 at the time. No lasting side effects or damage, but frightening stuff.

It was nothing to do with my lifestyle, just as the doctors said "A complete bolt from the blue moment."

After 4 months of tests they can find nothing that could have triggered it.
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Posted: 05 March 2019 at 5:00pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Ten days younger than me.   If that's not sobering then nothing is.

From what I heard he was kind, nice, well liked, and always willing to help a fellow actor with "the craft".   I'm not surprised at all he served as a mentor for the younger cast members on 90210.  

We should all leave such legacies, just not so soon.
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Posted: 05 March 2019 at 10:23pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

From everything I've read about him, Luke Perry was a kind, compassionate, loving, & generous soul. As an actor, he defined 90's cool in the James Dean mold.

Condolences to his family, friends and fans.

-C!
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I worked in advertising when I was young, and I worked with a really smart and funny friend when we were both in our early twenties and just starting out.  We were both in Traffic, which helps keep everyone on schedule.  We joked around all the time as she had a great sense of humor and a great deal of ambition to be a copywriter.

I moved on from advertising but she kept with it.  She was in her early thirties and on staff at an agency when she had a massive stroke.  This brilliant friend lost the ability to speak and write - a heartbreaking ground zero re-start from someone who relied on her communication for everything in her career.  

My heart goes out to Luke Perry’s family, friends, and fans.  I dread hearing the details of his last days - it must have been impossible for him and his loved ones to endure.  



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Posted: 06 March 2019 at 9:18am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Strokes are very nasty. My maternal grandfather, in the last decade of his life, suffered a series of them. He had his first, slowly recovered, and just as he was back on his feet, he had another. And so it went, year after year, until he was finally laid low by a stroke combined with complications of diabetes.

It was all very frustrating for him. He'd always been a robust, active man--a former police officer--and to find himself reduced to sitting or hobbling about was cruel.

(Especially frightening, since I take after him, physically, and I am now drifting into the same age range he was when it all began.)

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Posted: 07 March 2019 at 2:12am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

The scary thing about strokes, which I learned about after Perry's passing, is that the older you are the better chance you have of surviving them.  Strokes swell the brain.  As we get older, our brains shrink.  But in our 50s they have not.  So having a stroke later is life is better than one earlier.  At 70 or 80 or 90 you have the room in your skull to endure the immediate swelling that a younger individual does not.  Time is of utmost importance and that extra room makes all the difference. Quality of life, however, is a different story.  A stroke is a stroke is a stroke.  It's just the difference between living with or dying from one. 
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Posted: 07 March 2019 at 8:08am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

I had a stroke 13 months ago. The next day, they found the pulmonary embolism and the other blood clots in my body. I was 38 at the time. I've recovered some things, but my memory is now garbage, and I walk like an 80 year old man. Most of the people in my life (outside of all of the doctors that I see) can't understand why I'm not completely better yet, or won't accept that I won't ever fully recover what was lost.

Hearing "You look great!" from everyone is more frustrating than having to use a shower chair every day, and then having to take a break after I took a shower because I moved my arms too much.

Anyhow, RIP Luke Perry, fuck strokes, and fuck blood clots too.
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Posted: 07 March 2019 at 11:16am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Jason, I was fortunate that mine was minor. But it does feel at times you've got a ticking time bomb going on.

My confidence was shot for two months after the event.
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Posted: 14 March 2019 at 2:30am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

My dad was taken down over the course of 6 years by TIAs and a major stroke in the final year of his life, but he was 85 when they first hit. JB's account of his grandfather recounts a similar chain of events for my dad.

I know strokes don't discriminate according to age, just as other diseases and disorders don't, but it is unsettling to hear about someone my age or younger having a fatal stroke. I haven't heard of any medical advances that adequately prevent or reverse the effects of strokes, and that is something I find almost infuriating, given how long we've known about them.
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Posted: 17 March 2019 at 4:14pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

I'm also a bit older than Perry and hearing all the stories of JBF'ers direct and indirect stroke experiences is sobering.  Perry handled his fame better than most of the other 90210'ers in my view and he had entered a second successful career phase plus he had a family and a young and healthy vibe, which made his passing all the more troubling.   One thing that didn't help his odds was his reported heavy smoking habit ("Marlboro Lights"), which on average apparently doubles the risk.  Don't know if that was a factor in hist case and it still should have been a relatively low risk but ultimately the numbers catch up to all of us one day and it was just Perry's turn it seems. 
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Wasn’t sure if he smoked or not. 
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