Tim Curry Recovering From Stroke; 67-Year Old Actor Is 'In Great Humor'

Tim Curry
Tim Curry, shown here in 1995, is said to be doing well after suffering a stroke. Creative Commons, CC BY 2.0

Actor Tim Curry is recovering from a major stroke, reports the Daily Mail.

While not many details have been released, the 67-year-old Curry is said to be doing well at his home in Los Angeles, and his entourage has denied that the stroke has impaired his ability to talk, the Daily Mail says. His longtime agent Marcia Hurwitz told the paper, "He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humor."

The actor is best known for his roles as the garter-belted-and-corseted Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the lurking butler Wadsworth in the 1985 film version of Clue. Curry has extensive film and TV credits to his name.

In 2011, he was scheduled to appear as the Player in a British stage production of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead, the Daily Mail says, but had to pull out at the last minute. He was said to be suffering from asthma attacks following a chest infection.

Curry is unmarried and lives alone in the Hollywood Hills, the Daily Mail adds.

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