‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ star Luke Perry hospitalized after reports of massive stroke

Luke Perry
Luke Perry
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Actor Luke Perry has been hospitalized following reports that he suffered a stroke.

“Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital,” Perry’s spokesman confirmed to The Times on Thursday.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to an “unspecified medical aid request” at a Sherman Oaks home on Wednesday morning, according to Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the department. Humphrey could not confirm additional details, but said a paramedic ambulance transported a person to a local hospital.

The 52-year-old actor, most recently seen on the CW’s “Riverdale,” reportedly suffered a stroke, according to TMZ, though Perry’s spokesman declined to confirm that information.

The incident comes a day after Fox announced a six-episode revival of “Beverly Hills, 90210,” the hit 1990s TV drama that starred Perry, among others. However, he has not yet been attached to the project.


On social media, fans and former costars of the TV heartthrob wished Perry a swift recovery on Thursday.

Ian Ziering, who costarred with Perry on “Beverly Hills, 90210” and has signed on for the revival, shared a photo of them on Instagram that he captioned: “No words can express what my heart feels hearing today’s shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery.”

Shannen Doherty, another “90210” alum, chimed in on Instagram with a note for her TV boyfriend, writing, “My friend. Holding you tight and giving you my strength. You got this.”

Here’s a sampling of other responses:

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