FTN favourite Tim Curry, best known as Pennywise The Clown in Stephen King’s IT, Dr Frank-N-Furter inThe Rocky Horror Picture Show and recently he had joined the Clone Wars animated series as Palpatine after the death of Ian Abercrombie, has suffered what has been described as a ‘major stroke’.
Curry, 67, according to the Daily Mail, “suffered the stroke at his Los Angeles home and while there were few details available, sources close to the actor denied that the stroke has impaired his ability to speak and his longtime agent, Marcia Hurwitz, told the U.K. paper, “Tim is doing great. He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humor.”
Our thoughts are with Tim and his family and we wish him a speedy recovery.
Tim Curry’s rep is now clarifying that report, and revealing that Tim’s health struggle is actually somewhat dated, according to Hollywood Life, as the stroke did NOT occur on May 23rd.
Tim Curry, the actor behind Dr. Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (or the snobby concierge in Home Alone 2 for the younger generation), did suffer a stroke, but not on May 23 as a report had claimed.
Curry’s longtime publicist Marcia Hurwitz clarified that the stroke occurred “last July,” she told USA Today. “He has been going to physical therapy, doing very well and in great humor,” she added. “He thanks everyone for sending him good wishes.”
Curiously some eagle-eared listeners had aid they thought something was off with Curry’s voice work in the last few episodes of Clone Wars Season 5… could this be why?
Either way, we still wish him a speedy recovery…