‘90210’ Stars React to Luke Perry’s Stroke, Hospitalization

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
February 28, 2019 Updated: February 28, 2019

The cast from “Beverly Hills, 90210” spoke out after Luke Perry reportedly suffered a massive stroke and was hospitalized on Feb. 27.

“My friend. Holding you tight and giving you my strength. You got this,” Shannen Doherty, who played Brenda Walsh on the 1990s hit teen drama. She shared a photo on Instagram with the pair on set.

“No words can express what my heart feels hearing today’s shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery,” co-star Ian Ziering wrote on Instagram along with a photo of the two.

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TMZ first broke the story about Perry’s stroke, describing it as “massive.” The “Riverdale” star suffered the medical event in his home in Sherman Oaks, California.

A representative for Perry, 52, said he is “currently under observation at the hospital,” Fox News reported.

Dean Cain, who appeared on the show, also paid tribute to Perry on social media.

“Praying hard for Luke Perry today. May he have a full and fast recovery,” Cain tweeted.

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Jedediah Bila said, “Keeping Luke in my thoughts today and hoping for a full, fast recovery. He’s a pretty awesome guy. Surprised me for my birthday at The View and was an amazing sport about my love for 90210. Hoping he gets well soon.”

Other actors also tweeted about him.

“We received a 911 call at 9:39 a.m. yesterday,” a spokesperson for the Los Angeles City Fire Department told Entertainment Tonight. “The firefighters and paramedics from our department responded and one ambulance transported to an area hospital.”

The news comes as Fox recently announced it will reboot “Beverly Hills, 90210.”

Former stars Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Jason Priestly, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, and Gabrielle Carteris will be on the new series, TheWrap reported.

“‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ left an indelible impact on pop culture and an entire generation,” said Michael Thorn, the president of Fox. “Its powerful legacy is an important part of our network’s DNA—bold stories not told anywhere else and bigger-than-life-characters—and we’re honored to bring back the beloved original cast members for ‘90210.’”

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Peter Tork

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Peter Tork of the Monkees passed away at 77 in February 2019 (Getty Images | Noel Vasquez)

Albert Finney

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British actor Albert Finney died in February 2019 at the age of 82. (Lucy Nicholson/AFP/Getty Images)

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Singer James Ingram has died at the age of 66 after a battle with brain cancer, according to reports on Jan. 29. (Getty Images)

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Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.