'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.'
Around the world there has been an enormous outpouring of grief, especially from his Hollywood cast mates.
Luke became one of the world’s biggest heartthrobs thanks to his role on the iconic high school drama 90210 which he began in 1990 - filming 199 episodes and starring alongside Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley and Tori Spelling.
'Before I was cast I wasn't doing much of anything as far as acting goes I was auditioning for a lot of stuff and I was getting turned down a lot and in the daytime I was doing asphalt making parking lots and stuff,' said Perry.
'And the show has changed my life immeasurably. I mean, life is certainly never going to be the same.'
Ian Ziering, who starred opposite Luke on the show, wrote: 'Dearest Luke, 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.'
In recent years, Luke starred on the hit series Riverdale.
80s actress Molly Ringwald, who played Luke's onscreen wife on the show, paid tribute to Luke on Twitter, writing: 'My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family. ❤️ #LukePerry'
The show’s producers also released a statement, saying: 'We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry. A beloved member of the Riverdale, Warner Bros. and CW family, Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all.
'A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke’s family during this most difficult time.'
Close friend and actress Patricia Arquette also paid tribute to Luke, saying: 'Luke Perry - Irreplaceable beautiful and kind human being, incredible friend, generous actor and adoring father to Jack and Sophie and loving partner to Madison we are all heartbroken. You are the love and you are the light.'