OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Today, Luke Perry died due to complications of a stroke that he suffered last week.
According to the American Heart Association, here are the signs of a stroke and the actions you should take if you suspect one:
Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "the sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?
TIME TO CALL 9-1-1
If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.