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Riverdale actor Luke Perry is in hospital, reportedly after suffering a massive stroke.

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A publicist for Riverdale and Beverly Hills, 90210 star Luke Perry says the actor has been hospitalised.

Celebrity website TMZ said he had suffered a massive stroke.

Publicist Arnold Robinson told The Associated Press the 52-year-old actor is “currently under observation” at the hospital.

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Luke Perry and his fellow Riverdale cast.

Born and raised in rural Fredericktown, Ohio, Perry was tapped for heartthrob status along with Jason Priestley on Beverly Hills 90210, which ran from 1990 to 2000.

Perry has had roles in a handful of films, including The Fifth Element, 8 Seconds and American Strays.

He appeared in HBO's prison drama Oz and voiced cartoons like The Incredible Hulk and Mortal Kombat. In recent years he starred in the series Ties That Bind and Body of Proof.

In the hit Netflix series Riverdale, Perry plays Fred Andrews, father of the show's star Archie Andrews who is played by actor KJ Apa.

The suspected stroke happened on the same day it was announced that the original stars of 90210 had signed on to do a reboot, however Perry wasn't tied to the project.

Perry has two children, 22 year old Jack and 18 year old Sophie who he shares with his ex-wife Rachel Sharp.

If you are late to the Riverdale craze, here is the trailer:

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