Luke Perry's Riverdale co-stars send messages of support following his reported stroke
1 March 2019, 12:49 | Updated: 4 March 2019, 20:46
Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Skeet Ulrich, Molly Ringwald (to name a few) along with Beverly Hills 90210 costars Shannen Doherty and Ian Ziering have all sent well wishes to Luke who is still in hospital.
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Luke Perry's Riverdale and Beverly Hills 90210 co-stars and friends have all taken to Twitter and Instagram to send messages of support and well wishes to the actor following news that he had suffered a stroke.
Yesterday, TMZ reported that Perry was taken to hospital after emergency services were called to his home in Los Angeles. Following news of his hospitalisation, no immediate update was given on his condition. Later, a rep for Perry confirmed to People.com that the actor was “currently under observation at the hospital.” Further reports say that Perry is "sedated".
Perry plays Archie's dad Fred Andrews on Riverdale and is most well known for playing Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills 90210. Hours after the reports emerged, many of his past and present co-stars shared personal messages on social media wishing the beloved actor and legend a speedy recovery. Here's a few of the heartfelt posts:
Sending my love to Luke Perry. ❤️— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) February 28, 2019
Luke Perry. I’m praying for you. Asking god to be with you and help you get through this🌹 to help you recover stronger♥️— Hayleau (@hayleau) February 28, 2019
Luke's Beverly Hills 90210 co-stars Shannen Doherty and Ian Ziering also took to Instagram to send their well wishes to their former co-star.
Coincidentally, Luke was hospitalised on the same day that it was announced that there would be a revival of Beverly Hills 90210, but his involvement in the six-part series was never confirmed due to his commitments to Riverdale.
Fans have also been sharing their own messages on social media alongside videos of Luke at meet and greets and conventions.