After ‘Riverdale’ actor Luke Perry’s death, many started to question how someone at his age could have a stroke. It actually turns out that it’s more common than you think. We explain.

The risk of stroke increases with age. But it can be particularly dangerous for middle-age adults.

The actor and 1990s heartthrob Luke Perry died at 52, his publicist said Monday, following a massive stroke last week.

More than 795,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke. About 140,000 people die each year from stroke, the nation's fifth leading cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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