Riverdale actor Luke Perry, who plays Archie Andrews’ dad, Fred Andrews, has reportedly suffered a stroke.
TMZ reports the 52-year-old actor “suffered a massive stroke Wednesday, and is currently hospitalized.” One of Luke Perry’s representatives, publicist Arnold Robinson told the Associated Press that Perry is “currently under observation at the hospital.”
The report from TMZ indicates paramedics arrived at his home in Sherman Oaks around 9:40 am. He was quickly transported to a nearby hospital.
Perry had been recently seen on the Warner Bros. lot in Los Angeles shooting episodes of Riverdale.
Perry’s fans and friends noted they were praying for him and sending best wishes.
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 🙏🏼❤️ @LukePerryIII
— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) February 28, 2019
Everyone please pray for our riverdale father Luke Perry. 💋
— VlogSquadGossip (@VlogSquad_Tea) February 28, 2019
Sending best wishes and love to Luke Perry and his close friends & family after he suffered a stroke and is currently in hospital. Praying for a quick recovery for Luke 🙏❤️ #lukeperry pic.twitter.com/wfD2IAaBej
— The amick fam ™️💗🤲 | Galsythe’s HOES🐍 (@faliceohmy) February 28, 2019
sending well wishes and a speedy recovery to Luke Perry pic.twitter.com/H8dEKX9QIV
— scientiff (@OwlTiffany) February 28, 2019
While Perry currently portrays Fred Andrews on Riverdale, he shot to fame in the 90s as Dylan McKay in Beverly Hills, 90120. He would go on to appear in Oz as Reverend Jeremiah Cloutier and Jeremiah in Jeremiah.
Fans of The Incredible Hulk might remember Perry as the voice of Rick Jones in The Incredible Hulk animated show in the mid 90s. He also lent his voice talent to Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm.
Perry is expected to play Scott Lancer in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.