TV Show Starring Luke Perry Shuts down Production after His Death

Oyin Balogun
Mar 07, 2019
04:35 A.M.
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It's been such a sad week for many! The CW show, Riverdale shuts down their production after losing a beloved member of the family. 


Luke Perry was a man loved by many. This was clearly shown during the days after his passing. He indeed led a good life with those he knew and even those he impacted through his work.

Luke Perry arrives for the 2018 PaleyFest Los Angeles - CW's 'Riverdale' at Dolby Theatre on March 25, 2018 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images


The Archie comic drama where Perry plays Fred Andrews, Archie's father, is on hold. The pause started on Monday after the unfortunate incident was aired to the public and had continued till Tuesday. 

Madchen Amick, KJ Apa, Luke Perry and Lili Reinhart from Riverdale | Photo: Getty Images


The 52-year-old actor suffered from a massive stroke the week before his demise. Many celebrities at the time poured out their prayers and love for Luke and his family. But the prayers later turned into condolences after it was reported by a representative of the family that Luke finally gave up the ghost on Monday. 

“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,” a representative of the family, Arnold Robinson said.

uke Perry and K. J. Apa attend the Build Series to discuss 'Riverdale' at Build Studio on October 8, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images


The show which is currently on its third season is yet to make a public report on how they will handle the continuation of Fred Andrew's story. Although the Television, and executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter, Greg Berlanti, and Jon Goldwater released this statement:

“We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry. A beloved member of the Riverdale, Warner Bros. and CW family, Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all. A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke’s family during this most difficult time.”


With the series still airing, fans of the show will have some few episodes and on-screen moments with Fred in the coming weeks.

Luke Perry at the 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena | Photo: Getty Images

But Riverdale isn't his last appearance. The 52-year-old actor was one of the main characters in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino movie, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Perry played the role of Scott Lancer.