'Riverdale' star Luke Perry suffers major stroke at his LA home, rushed to hospital
Paramedics arrived at the 'Riverdale' star's Sherman Oaks home in LA at 9.40 am on Wednesday morning after receiving a call
'Riverdale' star Luke Perry has been hospitalized following a stroke which he suffered at his LA home on Wednesday. The actor is currently in hospital, with a representative for the actor telling People, "Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital."
According to TMZ, paramedics were called to Perry's Sherman Oaks residence at around 9.40 am on Wednesday about someone suffering from a stroke.
The Blast was able to obtain the audio clip of the emergency dispatch call sharing Perry's address and saying that he had a stroke. Perry is best known for his role in 'Beverly Hills, 90210'. On the same day that Perry suffered a stroke, 20th Century Fox announced that it would be rebooting the show.
Even though the original cast including Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling and Ian Ziering were signed on for the new project, Perry was not.
His most recent role was on the hit series 'Riverdale,' where he played the part of Fred Andrews. Luke Perry was also seen in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' in 1992 and '8 Seconds' in 1994.
Perry has since appeared in many shows and films.
Perry has two children -- 21-year-old son Jack and 18-year-old Sophie -- with his former wife Rachel Minnie Sharp, whom he was married to for a decade between the years 1993-2003. In 2015, Luke had to be treated for precancerous growths which were discovered during a colonoscopy. Since then, he has been an advocate for screenings for colorectal cancer.
Earlier in January, Perry had some advice for his young co-stars of 'Riverdale' on work ethics. In a statement, he said, "I just say, 'Get deep in the work'. And they really do. They get into it, and they are really great. They love what they do. I do, too."
He also spoke to the Daily Pioneer about having to deal with the aspect of promoting their work in the present day. "To me, the biggest challenge that comes with it all is just focus. You focus on the work. You don't focus too much on that other stuff. I didn't have much of that stuff to deal with, but KJ (actor KJ Apa) and Cole (Cole Sprouse) do. I think they have cultivated a very good relationship when it comes to the elements of social media that they're obligated to do," he said.
"I just try to get the younger guys to keep their private stuff private and keep the show visible. I think that's the key. You get a lot of feedback from the fans through social media platforms, which is great - but there are some negative sides to it, too," he continued.