TRIBUTES to Luke Perry have been flooding in from his co-stars past and present following the shocking news the 52-year-old actor has suffered a massive stroke.
His 90210 alumni Shannen Doherty and Ian Ziering posted sweet throwback photos of the star, while his Riverdale “wife” Molly Ringwald tweeted her love to the 90s heart throb.
AFP or licensors Luke Perry has suffered a massive stroke and is currently sedated in hospital
On the same day that a Beverly Hills 90210 reboot was announced, TMZ reported that the Riverdale star had suffered a massive stroke at this Los Angeles home.
In a statement, a rep for the actor, who played Dylan McKay in the long-running 90s series, confirmed he was “currently sedated and under observation at the hospital.”
TMZ reported a family member claimed he was placed in a medically induced coma, but his rep insisted he was not.
Several of Luke Perry’s television co-stars have reacted to the news of his stroke, including Beverly Hills 90210 alum Shannen Doherty and Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Kristy Swanson.
Scene where Luke Perry (Dylan) and Jason Priestley (Brandon) meet in Beverly Hills 90210
Terribly concerned for my old friend Luke Perry, currently hospitalized. Sending healing thoughts and prayers for strength. Please send some Love his way.— Lou Diamond Phillips (@LouDPhillips) February 28, 2019
Sending prayers to my friend Luke Perry for a speedy recovery!— Chad Lowe (@ichadlowe) February 28, 2019
Longtime co-star Ian Ziering, who played Steve Sanders on the 1990s teen drama, shared a black-and-white throwback photo of him and Perry.
Reacting to the shocking news about his friend, the 90210 star asked fans to pray for a speedy recovery for Luke, whom he has known for almost 30 years.
In addition to his Beverly Hills 90120 and Buffy co-stars, many of Luke Perry’s other friends have posted to social media to offer him support and prayers.
Perry’s friends Lou Diamond Phillips, Chad Lowe, and Dean Cain have all posted to Twitter in the hours following his stroke.
In an interview with Access earlier this month, Tori Spelling, whose late father, Aaron, produced the original incarnation of Beverly Hills 90210, revealed that “almost everybody” is set to return for the reboot.
Kobal Collection – Rex Features Luke Perry played heart throb Dylan McKay in the long-running 90s series
Rex Features Luke’s 90210 cast have been sending their love to the star
Praying hard for Luke Perry today. May he have a full and fast recovery. 🙏🏼— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) February 28, 2019
Sending my love to Luke Perry. ❤️— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) February 28, 2019
I just heard the frightening news about my dear old friend Luke Perry having a massive stroke. Luke honey I am praying so hard for you right now, I love you so much, and by God’s Grace you will get through this. Please pray for Luke 🙏🏼❤️ @LukePerryIII— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) February 28, 2019
Spelling added that Luke Perry “will do as many [episodes] as he can do” since he is currently starring on Riverdale.
Luke Perry currently portrays Archie’s dad, Fred Andrews, on The CW’s Riverdale.
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