Tim Curry, cult star of films like Legend and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, is recovering today after suffering a major stroke. The 67 year old actor, who is said to be 'doing great', is apparently in good humour and recovering his speech, but is lucky to be alive after collapsing in his Los Angeles home.
In 2011, Curry pulled out of a production of Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead after suffering health problems but he is not though to have had any ongoing difficulties. He has since returned to work, though he has concentrated on voice acting, winning a new generation of fans with his contribution to the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars series.
Whilst about a third of stroke victims die and another third suffer lasting disability, the remaining third can expect something close to a complete recovery.