Actor Luke Perry died today as a result of a massive stroke. He was only 52.

Your stroke risk increases with age, but stroke in young people, including infants, children, adolescents and young adults, does happen. 

If you are looking for an expert who can provide stroke insight, Kimon Bekelis, M.D. is a board certified neurosurgeon and the director of Stroke & Brain Aneurysm Center and co-director of the Neuro ICU at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in New York – part of Catholic Health Services.

Following is his full bio:

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