Sen. Sherrod Brown’s connection to Luke Perry

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Luke Perry from “Riverdale” speaks onstage at the CW Network portion of the Summer 2018 TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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MANSFIELD, Ohio-- Sen. Sherrod Brown shared his connection Luke Perry following the actor's death on Monday.

Brown's father, Dr. Charles Brown, delivered Perry as a baby in Mansfield. Perry attended Fredericktown High School before moving to California to pursue his acting career.

“Luke Perry represented what makes our state great – generosity, humility, and a fighting spirit. Connie and I join the Mansfield and Fredericktown communities in offering our deep sympathies to Luke’s family and friends on their loss," Brown said in a statement.

He also appeared at campaign events for Brown.

Perry, best known as Dylan McKay on "Beverly Hills 90210" and Fred Andrews on "Riverdale," died at the age of 52. He suffered a massive stroke last week.

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