Luke Perry’s Riverdale and 90210 co-stars ‘send prayers’ as he’s sedated in hospital after massive stroke

Luke Perry’s Riverdale and 90210 co-stars ‘send prayers’ as he’s sedated in hospital after massive stroke

TRIBUTES to Luke Perry have been flooding in from co-stars past and present following the shocking news the 52-year-old actor has suffered a 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.

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Luke Perry has suffered a massive stroke and is currently sedated in hospital
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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.”

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.

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.

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

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No words can express what my heart feels hearing today's shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery.

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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.

Luke Perry as Dylan McKay
Luke played heart throb Dylan McKay in the long-running 90s series
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Luke’s 90210 cast have been sending their love to the star
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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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