- “Riverdale” is dedicating the newest episode to Luke Perry.
- Perry – who played Archie’s father, Fred – died Monday after suffering a massive stroke.
- Showrunner and creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa announced the dedication on his Instagram.
The CWs “Riverdale” is dedicating Wednesday’s episode to Luke Perry after his death.
Showrunner and creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa shared a touching photo on his Instagram Wednesday announcing the dedication to honor Perry, who played Archie Andrew’s father, Fred, on the hit CW show.
“Going through pictures on my way to set. From the early days. With Luke in the middle,” Aguirre-Sacasa wrote. “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.”
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Perry died Monday at the age of 52 after suffering from a massive stroke days earlier. He was rushed to the hospital last Wednesday.
His “Riverdale” co-stars and crew members have been honoring and remembering Perry since his death.
Lili Reinhart penned an emotional poem about losing a loved one.
“We always expect the earth to stand still. For the universe to grieve the loved ones we have lost, along with us,” she wrote. “But it keeps moving. Maybe as a sign that we should too. The movement of strangers, like a wave, taking us with them.”
Representatives for The CW and Warner Bros. Television didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.
“Riverdale” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
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