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Report: Luke Perry Has Massive Stroke

His rep confirms only that he's 'under observation' at hospital
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2019 11:09 AM CST
Luke Perry participates in the "Riverdale" panel during the CW Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Luke Perry, beloved star of the '90s classic Beverly Hills 90210 as well as the current favorite Riverdale, has suffered a "massive stroke," TMZ reports. Details are scarce, but sources say paramedics responded to a call from Perry's Sherman Oaks, Calif., home around 9:40am Wednesday and the 52-year-old was transported to a nearby hospital. His rep confirms he is currently under observation there, but did not confirm the reason. TMZ notes the news came on the same day Fox announced it's picked up a six-episode 90210 reunion series; Perry's former costars Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Jason Priestly, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, and Gabrielle Carteris have all signed on but Perry has not, thanks to his role as Archie Andrews' dad on Riverdale. Per ET, Spelling said Perry may still appear in a few episodes. (Read more Luke Perry stories.)

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