Riverdale paid a heart touching tribute to legendary star Luke Perry in the opening episode of the show.
Many of you might be unfamiliar with the legendary star Luke Perry. Well, he is an American actor widely known for his television series Beverly Hills 90210 and recently Riverdale, a series based one of the best comics back from the '90s.
Luke played one of the lead characters of Riverdale as Archies's dad Fred Andrews. The actor passed away on Monday contributing some crucial role in the series with Archie Andrew, his son played by KJ Apa.
"Luke Perry last ever clip as Fred Andrews."
Sadly, the 52-years-old was announced dead on Monday, March 4. The actor suffered from a severe heart stroke at his LA home on February 27. He was announced dead on Monday by the Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
In the memory of Late Luke Perry, the show will dedicate Perry's name along with his birth and death years. The actor's name will be displayed at the end sequence till the third season.
Subsequently, Roberto posted a photo of Luke along with the entire Riverdale team.
Going through pictures on my way to set. From the early days. With Luke in the middle. Our heart, always. Tonight’s episode of #Riverdale finds Fred doing what he does best--helping Archie. It is dedicated to Luke, as all episodes will be for the rest of our run. 💔❤️🏆 pic.twitter.com/Nx8iCFBoMe
Robinson told The Hollywood Reporter regarding the demise of the beloved actor:
“He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends,”
Luke's demise definitely made us all very sad and emotional. The actor will always be remembered for the wonderful memories and moments he delivered throughout his 3 decades-long acting career. We pray for his beloved soul to rest in peace in heaven.