Luke Perry, who currently stars on the CW’s “Riverdale” but may be best-known for his long-running role on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has been hospitalized after paramedics responded to his home following a 911 call about a stroke.
His representative, Arnold Robinson, confirmed that “Perry is under observation at the hospital” but would not confirm the reason for his hospitalization.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said a call came in from the neighborhood of Sherman Oaks at 9:39 a.m. PST Wednesday and that an ambulance transported one person to a local hospital. Humphrey could not identify the patient by name.
Perry, 52, was one of the early breakout stars from “90210” thanks to his role as Dylan McKay, a latter-day James Dean type.
In an attempt to escape typecasting after “90210” ended, Perry sought out roles as different as possible, including playing a preacher in the HBO prison drama “Oz” in episodes from 2001 and 2002.
In 2016, Perry signed onto the comic-based CW series “Riverdale,” in which he plays Fred Andrews, a candidate for mayor and father to Archie (KJ Apa).
On Wednesday, Fox announced plans to reunite the cast of “Beverly Hills, 90210,” its 1990s pop-culture phenomenon, for a six-episode summer event series.
Perry was not set to participate in the reboot though original stars Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling are returning.
Ziering shared an Instagram photo of himself laying a smooch on Perry’s cheek and wrote, “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, whose character dated Perry’s and who is also not taking part in the reboot, posted an iconic photo of Brenda and Dylan on prom night.
“Praying hard for Luke Perry today,” wrote actor “Lois & Clark” star Dean Cain, who had a guest role on the show. “May he have a full and fast recovery.”
Actress Kristy Swanson, who co-starred with Perry in the original 1992 film version of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” expressed similar sentiments on Twitter.
“I just heard the frightening news about my dear old friend Luke Perry having a massive stroke. Luke honey I am praying so hard for you right now, I love you so much, and by God’s Grace you will get through this. Please pray for Luke.”
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