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Luke Perry suffers stroke: Riverdale, 90210 star under observation in hospital

Luke Perry as Fred Andrews on Riverdale
Luke Perry reportedly suffered a stroke. Pic credit: CW network

UPDATE: There are conflicting reports as to Luke Perry’s latest status, as a family member said he is currently in a medically induced coma due to the stroke while his representative reported he is just “sedated.”

Luke Perry suffered a stroke in his home yesterday, before being transferred to hospital. His condition has not been released.

The incident happened on Feb. 27, just before 10 a.m. PST. A representative for Luke Perry told People that the actor is currently under observation at an area hospital.

The news comes just after a huge announcement that Beverly Hills, 90210 would be returning to FOX this summer.

While Luke Perry was not on the list as a cast member who signed on, there was hope that he would be able to at least make a guest appearance within the six episodes that were ordered.

Luke Perry was a heartthrob in the 1990s as he rose to fame as Dylan McKay on the popular Beverly Hills, 90210 drama on FOX. His role ran from 1990 to 1995 and he later returned from 1998 to 2000.

When the show returned in 2008 as a revival, Luke Perry opted to not return alongside some of his co-stars. He didn’t want to do it without Aaron Spelling and at that point, The CW network was handling the reboot.

Fred Andrews role

Ironically, Luke Perry found himself on The CW network nearly a decade after turning town the reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210. He currently plays Fred Andrews on Riverdale. He is the father of KJ Apa’s character, Archie Andrews.

Riverdale is now in the middle of Season 3 and was recently picked up for a fourth season. They are reportedly still filming on the Warner Bros lot, something that may be difficult for Luke Perry to continue following recent news.

Riverdale airs Wednesday nights at 8/7c on the CW network.

Tiffany has been working as a writer for a decade, with a focus on soaps and reality TV. She has been watching ABC soaps since... read more
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