Luke Perry, '90210' star, 'under observation' at the hospital, rep says

LOS ANGELES (FOX NEWS/FOX 10/AP) - Luke Perry, "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Riverdale" actor, is under observation at a hospital, the actor's rep told Fox News Thursday.

The news of Perry's hospitalization comes after TMZ reported the actor suffered a massive stroke on Wednesday morning.

According to TMZ, paramedics responded to a call at the star's home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., at approximately 9:40 a.m. Wednesday. The call came into the fire department for someone suffering a stroke, the gossip site reported.

The Los Angeles Fire Department did not immediately return Fox News' request for comment.

The reported emergency occurred on the same day that FOX announced it will reboot "Beverly Hills, 90210."

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."