‘Riverdale’ star Luke Perry allegedly hospitalized after stroke—UPDATED
UPDATE: FEB. 28, 3:42 P.M. EST
Following TMZ’s report that Perry was placed in a “medically induced coma,” his rep has now offered another update.
“Although a family member says Luke was placed in a coma, his rep says he is not,” TMZ explains. “We're told he is sedated.”
UPDATE: FEB. 28, 3:15 P.M. EST
TMZ is now reporting that Perry has been placed in a “medically induced coma.” They also allege paramedics reported that he was “responsive and talking but his condition deteriorated and he was rushed to the hospital.”
This is a developing story.
ORIGINAL STORY: FEB. 28, 11:11 A.M. EST
Riverdale star Luke Perry, 52, is currently hospitalized, according to TMZ. The actor allegedly suffered a massive stroke Wednesday.
According to TMZ, paramedics responded to Perry’s home in Sherman Oaks Wednesday morning. It is unclear what the actor’s condition is at this time.
According to People, Perry’s rep shared that he is currently under observation.
An Entertainment Weekly TV critic, Kristen Baldwin, also took to Twitter to offer support to Perry.
Perry is currently most well-known for portraying Fred Andrews, Archie Andrews’ (KJ Apa) dad on Riverdale. He has been with the show since its 2017 debut.
Prior to his involvement in the Riverdale universe, Perry is best known for a different teen drama, Beverly Hills, 90210. The actor has also portrayed characters in several other iconic things such as the 1992 Buffy The Vampire Slayer film.
Yesterday, Fox announced Beverly Hills, 90210 ordered a reboot. However, Perry was not listed as one of the returning cast members. Only Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling are confirmed.
The series will have six episodes, which will air this summer under 90210 (not to be confused with the 2008 spin-off of the same name).
As for Riverdale, season three kicked off in Oct. 2018 with episodes airing through May. The series was renewed for a fourth season in January, but cast members (including Perry) haven’t been confirmed as season three is still airing. However, TMZ reports he has been shooting scenes in LA.
Our thoughts are with Perry as well as his friends and family at this time.
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