Tim Curry, like Stan Lee and Sir Ian McKellen, will live forever. Don’t dispute this basic fact. I won’t listen.
The actor, now 67 but always Clue-aged in my heart, suffered a stroke at his Los Angeles home last night, but according to his longtime agent Marcia Hurwitz he’s “doing great. He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humor.” Further, “sources close to the actor refused suggestions that the stroke had made it difficult for him to speak,” and I’m going to ignore the fact that the source for that quote is the notoriously tabloid-y Daily Mail because the thought of Tim Curry not being able to speak in his Tim Curry-esque tones is too depressing to bear.
Our thoughts go out to Curry as he recovers, which of course he will do with no trouble because, again, immortal. (“But immortality isn’t re—” SHUT IT!)
I once heard it said (by someone on Tumblr, but it’s totally a legit quote) that you can tell a lot about a person by which Curry roleis their favorite. I adore him in Clue (“rrrrrruns down the hall!”), but I feel bad not giving the top spot to Muppet Treasure Island‘s Long John Silver, because Muppets. And I also have a special place in my heart for Congo, even though I don’t exactly know why (maybe it’s just that it came on TV a lot when I was a kid? Did Congo Stockholm me?). Then there’s Dr. Frank-N-Furter from Rocky Horror, the Lord of Darkness from Legend, the smashing Nigel Thornberry in The Wild Thornberries (yes, that was him), and oh so many others.
Let’s have a Tim Curry fan-a-thon in the comments. Which of his characters is your favorite?
(via: The Huffington Post)