Riverdale’s Luke Perry Reportedly Suffers A Stroke

by Erik Amaya


Riverdale actor Luke Perry, who plays Fred Andrews on The CW series, is in the hospital today after reports the actor suffered a stroke.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms he is “currently under observation at the hospital” after TMZ first reported he was taken to an LA-area hospital around 6:40am PST. The gossip site referred to his condition as a “massive stroke,” but that has not been confirmed.

The 52-year-old actor has played Archie’s (KJ Apa) father on the series since its debut, but has taken long breaks as the parents are not always required. The character’s storyline has been in something of a holding pattern all season as his son’s journey’s into prison and the world of boxing took precedence. Previously, Fred was engaged in an affair with Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols) and subsequently ran for mayor against her.

We hope his condition, whatever it is, is not too serious and he recovers quickly.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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