Tim Curry Suffers Major Stroke At His Los Angeles Home
Tim Curry suffered a major stroke at his Los Angeles home on Thursday night.
According to his agent, the Rocky Horror Picture Show star is said to be “doing well.” Marcia Hurwitz added that the actor has managed to keep his sense of humor throughout the whole ordeal.
According to TMZ, Tim Curry is expected to recover from the stroke. Although he is said to be resting up at his home in Los Angeles, the severity of the stroke is currently unclear. Thankfully, his agent seems to think he’s on the mend.
Original reports suggested that the stroke had made it difficult for Curry to speak. However, Hurwitz was quick to squash those rumors through a statement released by the Daily Mail.
Born in 1946, Curry is said to have been bitten by the acting bug at an early age. He later studied English and drama at Birmingham University before landing a role in the original London production of Hair in 1968.
He would soon meet up with Richard O’Brien, who penned a role for Curry in the iconic musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The actor would famously tackle the role of Dr. Frank N. Furter on both the stage and screen.
“I saw Richard O’Brien in the street, and he said he’d just been to the gym to see if he could find a muscleman who could sing. I said, ‘Why do you need him to sing?’ And he told me that his musical was going to be done, and I should talk to Jim Sharman. He gave me the script, and I thought, ‘Boy, if this works, it’s going to be a smash,’ Curry said during an interview back in 1992.
Curry has appeared in a wide variety of projects over the years, including movies, television shows, cartoons, and even video games. The actor’s recognizable voice was used to bring Gabriel Knight to life for a handful of adventure games back in the 90s. He also portrayed Pennywise in the adaptation of Stephen King’s novel It.
His most recent efforts include the television shows Young Justice, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Curry also starred as the title character in the upcoming horror movie Gingerclown.
As a huge fan of his work, this writer certainly hopes Tim Curry recovers completely from his recent stroke.