Riverdale’s Luke Perry sent to hospital after reports of stroke

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Luke Perry is known for playing the young heartthrob, Dylan McKay, in Beverly Hills, 90210. The actor can be seen in The CW’s Riverdale as Archie’s dad, struggling to keep his construction business afloat. Now it’s reported that he has been sent to the hospital after suffering from a stroke.

So far his condition still isn’t known, but according to Deadline, he is “currently under observation.” It’s reported that paramedics took him to the hospital closeby from his Sherman Oaks home on Wednesday morning.

Perry portrays Fred Andrews in Riverdale, a kind father who wants what’s best for his son, Archie. The show first premiered in 2016 and is on its third season. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is the creator and executive producer for the live-action series. The Archie comics are known to be light in tone, but The CW show has a very different and darker tone that involves a murder mystery with shocking revelations at the end of each episode. Aguirre-Sacasa has a thing with turning Archie properties dark, especially by turning Sabrina: The Teenage Witch into a dark drama on Netflix called The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which is based on the comic book series of the same name.

It was also revealed this week that Fox made a deal to make a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot simply called 90210. It’s expected to air this summer with six episodes ordered. Even though Luke Perry hasn’t signed on to return for the reboot, other original cast members have including Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling.

Here’s hoping to Luke Perry having a quick recovery and being able to jump back on his feet. His character is definitely one of my favorite characters in Riverdale and is able to make me sympathize with him and his troubles with the opposing Riverdale characters.

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