Luke Perry, star of 'Riverdale' and 'Beverly Hills 90210,' hospitalized after a reported stroke

GettyLuke Perry attends the annual Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Celebration at Float at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 21, 2018.
  • Actor Luke Perry has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke, according to reports in TMZ and People.
  • A representive for Perry told INSIDER that Perry is “under observation” at the hospital.
  • Perry is best known for his roles in “Riverdale” and “Beverly Hills 90210.”

Actor Luke Perry, known for his roles in “Riverdale” and “Beverly Hills 90210” has reportedly been hospitalized after suffering a reported stroke.

TMZ reported first on Thursday that paramedics responded to Perry’s home in Sherman Oaks at around 9.40 a.m. and that he was brought to a hospital. People also reported that Perry suffered a stroke.

A representative for Perry told INSIDER that “Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital.”

Perry plays Fred Andrews, father of Archie Andrews, on The CW’s “Riverdale,” and he first found fame as Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills 90210.”

Fox announced on Wednesday that it was rebooting “Beverly Hills 90210” with the original cast, but Perry had not signed on, according to TMZ.

Luke Perry Riverdale Fred AndrewsYouTube/RiverdaleLuke Perry as Fred Andrews in ‘Riverdale.’

Perry also appeared in “The Fifth Element,” and his other TV roles include “Oz,” “Jeremiah,” and “Body of Proof.”


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Here’s what the cast of ‘Riverdale’ was doing before they were cast on the show

In 2017, Perry spoke to TV Insider about his love of acting: “I feel fortunate that I still get to do this. I really enjoy my job.”

Luke Perry 90210YouTube/CBSLuke Perry as Dylan McKay in ‘Beverly Hills 90210.’

He said he wasn’t interested in “playing the dad on a TV show” at first, but the involvement of Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa convinced him to work on the show, based on the famous “Archie” comics. He also said that he ended up connecting to the character, who runs a construction company.

“I come from a town like Riverdale,” he said. “My father was a construction worker, so I totally get this guy and I understand where his heart is.”

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