Luke Perry's Life to Be Celebrated by Famous Friends and Family at Private Memorial
A private memorial service is set to take place on April 13, according to TMZ. Over 100 people who have worked with Perry on his various television and film projects — including Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale — are expected to attend. Along with his costars, camera crew members, hair and makeup artists and wardrobe specialists were also invited.
According to an invitation obtained by TMZ, a reception will be held before the formal memorial service.
“Please join the Perry family as we remember and celebrate the extraordinary life of Luke Perry,” states the invitation, which features a photo of the actor.
Perry was hospitalized after suffering a stroke on Feb. 27 after paramedics were dispatched to his home in Sherman Oaks, California. A source told PEOPLE he never regained consciousness.
On March 4, Perry’s rep confirmed that the Beverly Hills, 90210 actor had died at age 52.
“Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke,” read a statement from Perry’s rep. “He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé 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. 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. No further details will be released at this time.”
According to a copy of his death certificate obtained by PEOPLE, Perry was buried in Dickson, Tennessee, one week after his death. The actor was a part-time resident of Tennessee and had owned a farm there since 1995.