Actor Luke Perry has been admitted to an L.A. hospital after suffering from a suspected stroke, TMZ has reported. The entertainment site states that it was approximately 9:40 am when paramedics were called to the 52-year-old actor's Sherman Oaks area home after receiving reports that someone was suffering from a stroke.
UPDATE (March 4):
Actor Luke Perry, who we know and love from his role on Beverly Hills 90210, died on Monday after suffering a stroke on Wednesday.
“[Perry] was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends,” his rep said in a statement according to Variety.
“The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time.”
Sending much love to his family and friends.
UPDATE (March 1):
According to TMZ, "doctors have placed him in a medically induced coma." The site says that they had previously been told a family member said he was in a coma, but he is actually sedated at this time. The stroke, according to TMZ, was "massive" and at the time he was talking ad responsive, but deteriorated quickly.
Perry rose to fame playing Dylan McKay, the tortured heartthrob torn between Shannen Doherty's Brenda and Jennie Garth's Kelly on the hit teen series Beverly Hills, 90210 during the '90s. He currently stars on the equally popular teen-based show Riverdale as Fred Andrews, the father of Archie Andrews.
Doherty seemed to send her best wishes to her former co-star by posting a sweet throwback picture of the two during their 90210 days within minutes of the news of Perry's medical situation being posted publicly.
It was just one day before Perry's reported hospitalization that Fox announced they would be rebooting the show that made him a household name. The reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210, now titled simply 90210" will see many of the original cast members including Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling reuniting for a six episode series where the OG cast members "will play heightened versions of themselves in a brand-new serialized drama."
While Perry had not committed to the reboot, former co-star Spelling had told Access Live previously that the reason Perry wasn't participating wasn't for lack of desire, but that he was simply too busy with his role on Riverdale, and that he would be appearing as much as his schedule allowed, Variety reported.
While representatives for the actor have remained mum on his condition, they did speak with TMZ to explain that Perry is currently under observation in the hospital.