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.
"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.
"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.
"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."
Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to my old friend, #lukeperry. ❤️🌈🙏🏻🍀 You went out of your way to be kind… https://t.co/0KC37qcAXm— Christine Elise (@Christine Elise)1551391664.0
Claims of Perry being in a coma are false, according to the actor's rep.
He is currently hospitalized and remains sedated.
Reports that Perry is in a coma are inaccurate, his rep tells me. https://t.co/Ocp1ja3cZk— Ryan Parker (@Ryan Parker)1551386301.0
@TheRyanParker Thank you for clarifying things. Sending love and prayers to Luke for a speedy recovery. ❤️— Miranda (@Miranda)1551389016.0
@TheRyanParker This is devastating. Please keep us posted. He’s so wonderful.— Brynn Harris-Hamm (@Brynn Harris-Hamm)1551395910.0
Twitter saw an outpouring of emotions with many fans sending their love and support.
Luke Perry, who currently stars on CW's "Riverdale," was hospitalized following a reported stroke.… https://t.co/uTrrySICj7— USA TODAY Video (@USA TODAY Video)1551382263.0
@usatodayvideo Thinking of @LukePerryIII. Sending love ❤️ and praying 🙏 for you to get better.— Jenny Sylivant (@Jenny Sylivant)1551395861.0
@usatodayvideo Pretty please pray for him I had a massive stroke to his recovery is going to be long and hard @RealJamesWoods— Amy Penkalski 🌟🌟🌟 (@Amy Penkalski 🌟🌟🌟)1551386760.0
@usatodayvideo Wishing him and his family peace and Gods Blessings. Pray for full, speedy recovery. 🥀🙏🥀— Leona Margaritis Jea (@Leona Margaritis Jea)1551386477.0
@usatodayvideo Prayers for a great artist, God can save you— David J. Wise (@David J. Wise)1551391684.0
The impact Perry has on people, whether fellow actors or not, was evident.
Wishing all the best and a safe recovery for Luke Perry. I only barely met and worked with him, but he seems as goo… https://t.co/4mPp6vzTqE— John Behlmann (@John Behlmann)1551381334.0
I’m praying for #LukePerry . This is a man who drove to Chatsworth, CA to visit one of his biggest fans in the hosp… https://t.co/o4Debkdxam— Santina Muha (@Santina Muha)1551379603.0
@SantinaMuha He's a great person. Sending Love to Luke.💙— 💙Victoria V💙Proud DEM🇺🇸; mama of 1&2😺s💙 (@💙Victoria V💙Proud DEM🇺🇸; mama of 1&2😺s💙)1551384404.0
Fox's new six-episode event series of Beverly Hills 90210 follows Rob Thomas's reboot from 2008 called 90210.
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.