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UPDATED: FTN favourite Tim Curry suffers ‘major stroke’

May 26th, 2013 by Marc Comments

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…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….