Luke Perry's death shows stroke can hit at any age

Mar 7, 2019 | News

The sudden death Monday of actor Luke Perry this week from a massive stroke has shocked family, friends and fans. The popular star of  the Vancouver-shot TV show "Riverdale" and "Beverly Hills 90210" was just 52.  The cause of the stroke is unknown.

We tend to think stroke is associated mainly with the elderly. Rock n' roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis, for instance, suffered a minor stroke last week and is expected to make a full recovery. He's 83. Although stroke is certainly more common among the aged, younger people are not immune from its devastating effects as the tragic case of Luke Perry has demonstrated.

For the elderly, it is most often the result of atherosclerosis, explains Dr. Charles Tai, a neurologist at St. Paul’s Hospital.

Read the full story on The Daily Scan. 

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