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Old 03-05-2019, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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May he rest in peace. He seemed like a decent guy too. Back in the 90's he was my favorite actor on 90210.
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Old 03-05-2019, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale
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Me too! He was my age and it really hits home. I'm so sad.
Back in the 90s I initially did not like the show. I remember watching it and thought it was a show about "popular, high status white people" of an affluent LA suburb made for white people. I am Native American born on an impoverished reservation of rural AZ.

But as a member of Generation X I came to appreciate the dignity in their struggles in dealing with the medical problems of middle age. Shannon's battle with cancer was very fierce and it nearly killed her. She still copes with hoping to stay in remission. Meanwhile, Luke has suddenly died.

To be honest, I did not care to watch them in the 90s, but I feel their character was proven in middle age with the way they dealt with illness and human frailties of middle age. RIP Luke - I wasn't a fan in the 1990s but am a fan now.
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Old 03-05-2019, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Very Sad - RIP.

I know you can have a stroke at any age however it's far more common among the very elderly.

52 is fairly young to die from such a condition.
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:07 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I never saw him in anything. I just figured a celebrity wouldn't die of a stroke at 52. I was shocked when I heard he died yesterday. We "regular" people sometimes think if you are rich and/or famous you have the best doctors and survive almost anything. Very sad for his family.
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Austin
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My grandfather died from complications of a massive stroke at 52. He didn't smoke or drink. He wasn't overweight. He had no diagnosed health problems or symptoms prior to his life ending stroke.

dying so young is tragic for Luke and his family. Like my grandfather, this man should have had many, many years of life ahead of him.
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:25 AM
 
Location: USA
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I was shocked hearing that he had passed away and would of thought someone that looked healthy as he was wouldn’t of died from a massive stroke at 52. I always liked him because he never seemed to let fame get to his head. I was faithful watcher of Beverly Hills 90210 but never watched Riverdale.
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:35 AM
 
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Beverly Hills 90210 was a guilty pleasure. Lots of fun..

RIP Luke
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Old 03-05-2019, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I know you can have a stroke at any age however it's far more common among the very elderly.

52 is fairly young to die from such a condition.
Not really, and those of us who work at at stroke centers are trying to mitigate this misconception.

Young people having strokes is not a rare, kooky, one-off occurrence, especially in the 50s.

I think one positive thing that may come of this tragedy is better public awareness. Any major stroke center considers any person with neurological symptoms as a potential stroke regardless of age.

We have had as young as 18 and routinely have people in their 40s with documented stroke.

With more young people succumbing to cardiovascular disease bc of poor diet and subsequent comorbidities, more than just young heart attacks are on the rise.
Then you also have to consider structural defects, aneurysms, PFOs, etc.
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Old 03-05-2019, 04:32 PM
 
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RIP.

Young, but not for stroke. A lot of people think 50 is too young for a stroke, it is not.

Excessive stress - Mother of most health problems as far as I am concerned
Smoking, drinking, etc.
Bad diet
Lack of regular exercising
Lack of meditation
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Old 03-05-2019, 06:07 PM
 
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Very Sad - RIP.

I know you can have a stroke at any age however it's far more common among the very elderly.

52 is fairly young to die from such a condition.

Although it has not been announced publicly I suspect he died from the rupture of a brain arterial aneurysm. The prime age for such sudden deaths from undiagnosed brain aneurysms is in the middle years and while they are technically "massive strokes" they arise from the rupture of an aneurysm on one of the arteries in the brain and not the smaller capillaries, as are the more common strokes in the elderly. Some of these aneurysms of arteries in the brain are inherited and people do not even know they have them until they rupture.



The singer, Laura Branigan, died from such an aneurysm in her mid-40's. It was reported at the time that her father also died from a ruptured brain aneurysm when he was mid-life.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Branigan
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