Tim Curry Stroke: How Serious Is His Condition? See His Classic Role In 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' [VIDEO & REPORT]

By iDesign Staff Reporter May 24, 2013 3:17 PM EDT
Tim Curry had a stroke this week and is recovering. Photo: Reuters
Tim Curry had a stroke this week and is recovering. Photo: Reuters

Tim Curry had a stroke Thursday night in his Los Angeles home. The Rocky Horror Picture Show star reportedly collapsed after suffering a major stroke but is currently recovering. He lives alone in the Hollywood Hills, so it's unclear who got him to a doctor's care.

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Curry, 67, is best known as a character actor and also has a knack for playing villains. His role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Rocky Horror in 1975 made him famous; he then starred in Clue, Annie, and It. More recently, he played the bad guy in the first Charlie's Angels movie and starred on Broadway in Spamalot. He was also the voice of Nigel Thornberry on The Wild Thornberrys.

Details on Curry's stroke are hazy at this point, but sources say that the stroke hasn't impaired his ability to speak. "Tim is doing great. He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humor," said his agent Marcia Hurwitz.

Curry has had mostly good health before the stroke, but was forced to drop out of a stage production of Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead in 2011 citing "ill health." The problem was reportedly a chest infection and asthma attacks.

Curry has stayed away from film work in the past few years and stuck to voice acting, perhaps due to his failing health. His last major movie was 2004's Kinsey with Liam Neeson. Curry's reps nor a hospital have made any other statement. Hopefully he is recovering in peace with family and friends.

Watch his classic performance as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show below.

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