‘Riverdale’ Pays Tribute to Luke Perry with Special in Memoriam Card in Latest Episode

Rodolfo Vieira
Mar 07, 2019
09:20 P.M.

Luke Perry's death has shocked the entertainment industry and recently, during the latest episode of "Riverdale," the show paid tribute to the beloved actor.


Perry passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019, after suffering a stroke at his Sherman Oaks home and being transported to a Burbank, California, hospital.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the creator of "Riverdale," recently announced that all episodes from now on would be dedicated to Perry, who was a loved member of the cast.

Luke Perry at the  Summer 2018 TCA Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images

Luke Perry at the Summer 2018 TCA Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images


The director took to his official Twitter account to share a photo of the cast in the early days, where Perry can be seen posing right in the middle while smiling for the camera.

In the same tweet, issued on Wednesday, March 6, Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that Perry would be featured in the most recent episode of "Riverdale" and that his character, Fred Andrews, would be doing what he does best - "helping Archie."



At the end of the episode, an in memoriam card was displayed on the screen, showing Perry's name, as well as his date of birth and death.

The production of "Riverdale" came to a halt following the 52-year-old's passing but filming was resumed on Wednesday and it has been reported that the cast and crew were offered counseling services.

The cast of "Riverdale" at the 2018 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour | Photo: Getty Images

The cast of "Riverdale" at the 2018 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour | Photo: Getty Images

"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."

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Huffington Post, March 6, 2019



Following Perry's passing, several friends and colleagues urged to social media to honor his memory, but Tori Spelling, who starred alongside the late actor in "Beverly Hills 90210," was one of the most stunned by his death.

According to the 45-year-old, she was in "utter shock and heartbroken" upon learning the sad news, and revealed that Perry was like a brother and a protector to her, a true member of the family.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Matthew Perry’s Little-Known Ex Shared Private Never-Seen-before Photos of Her and the Actor Cuddling

November 09, 2023

Matthew Perry’s Teen Neighbor Says He 'Saw Everything' at the Scene of Actor's Tragic Death

October 30, 2023

Matthew Perry Refused to Cheat On TV Girlfriend Courteney Cox – Inside Their Real-Life Relationship

November 07, 2023

Tori Spelling’s Estranged Husband Dean McDermott Spotted Allegedly Moving into a House with New Girlfriend

January 18, 2024

Rare Glimpse into Matthew Perry’s Mid-Century Cottage with His Favorite Room & Jacuzzi Where He Died

October 30, 2023

Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom’s Blonde Daughter Appeared in Public for the First Time: ‘So Cute’

November 06, 2023

Matthew Perry’s Ex-girlfriend Reveals Her Theory about the Reason behind His Sudden Death

November 12, 2023

Matthew Perry Was Found by ‘Bystander’ Who Lifted His Head ‘Above the Water’ — Details

October 31, 2023

Matt LeBlanc's Cap in an Outing since Matthew Perry's Death Sparked 'Friends' Fans Reaction

November 03, 2023

Matthew Perry’s Death Certificate Finally Released — Photo of the Document Sparked Fan Debate

November 10, 2023

Matt LeBlanc Shunned Hollywood for a Cattle Ranch Yet Never Lost Connection with 'Brother' Matthew Perry

November 15, 2023

Jennifer Aniston Acutely ‘Struggling’ as She Deals with the Loss of ‘Friends’ Costar Matthew Perry

November 06, 2023

Matthew Perry Kept His Right Hand Out of View until He Met One Pilot — 5 Times We Saw His Hand

December 19, 2023

'Grieving Ages You So Much': Jennifer Aniston's Face Sparks Reactions in 1st Work Event since Losing Matthew Perry

December 10, 2023