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Riverdale and Beverly Hills 90210 actor Luke Perry is under care after suffering a stroke on Wednesday, confirmed The Hollywood Reporter.


TMZ broke the news of paramedics arriving at what was presumably the actor's home in Sherman Oaks, California, around 9:40 a.m. responding to a "medical assistance" call.

The 52-year-old actor is currently known for his role on CW's hit show Riverdale as Archie's father Fred Andrews. But Perry remains best known for his breakout role as the rebellious heartthrob Dylan McKay from the popular '90s TV show Beverly Hills 90210.

Coincidentally, news of his medical emergency broke the day after Fox announced a reboot of 90210.

Original cast members–Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Jason Priestly, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling and Gabrielle Carteris–have signed on to be a part of the production.

Perry and Shannen Doherty are the only principal original cast members not signed on to the project.

Ziering, Perry's 90210 costar was the first to send his friend love and support on social media, posting a black and white photo of them from their time on the show together.

Ziering 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, who played Perry's on and off again sweetheart Brenda Walsh on the show, also sent her love.


She wrote:

"My friend. Holding you tight and giving you my strength. You got this."


Fellow castmate Christine Elise McCarthy, who played recurring character Emily Valentine, reflected fondly on her friend as she wished him a speedy recovery.

She posted:

"Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to my old friend, [Luke Perry]. ❤️🌈🙏🏻🍀"
"You went out of your way to be kind to me during my first #beverlyhills90210 episode. I mention it any time I am asked what it was like on that set."



Claims of Perry being in a coma are false, according to the actor's rep.

He is currently hospitalized and remains sedated.




Twitter saw an outpouring of emotions with many fans sending their love and support.






The impact Perry has on people, whether fellow actors or not, was evident.




Fox's new six-episode event series of Beverly Hills 90210 follows Rob Thomas's reboot from 2008 called 90210.

That was considered to be the fourth entry in the franchise that includes the original 90210, Melrose Place, Models Inc., rebooted 90210, and the 2009 version of Melrose Place.

The new series is a meta reunion that follows the original 90210 cast members all playing heightened versions of themselves, not their TV characters, clamoring for a Beverly Hills 90210 reboot.

We all wish Perry a safe and speedy recovery.

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