Rocky Horror Picture Show star Tim Curry is reportedly recovering in his LA home after suffering from a major stroke. The 67 year old British actor is best known for his ground breaking portrayal of Dr Frank’n’Furter in the original stage version of the musical at London’s Royal Court Theatre, and the later 1975 cult film. He subsequently went on to star in many successful stage productions, such as King Arthur in Eric Idle’s Spamalot on Broadway, and films, like Clue. Curry also voiced Nigel Thronberry on Nickelodeon’s The Wild Thornberrys.
Sources close to the star report that the stroke had left him with difficulty in his speech, however Curry’s longtime agent Marcia Hurwitz has said, “He can absolutely speak and is recovering at this time and is in great humour.”
Curry was scheduled to appear at the Chichester Theatre Festival, and then in London’s West End in Sir Tom Stoppard’s Rozencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead in 2011; however he had to withdraw due to debilitating asthma attacks after a chest infection.
We wish Tim Curry a speedy recovery, and hope to see him on stage or screen again soon.