Luke Perry's Death Revealed to TV Son Archie Andrews in New 'Riverdale' Teaser
A sneak peek of the upcoming season "Riverdale" shows the devastating moment when Luke Perry's death was revealed to his on-screen son Archie Andrews.
The death of Luke Perry has left a huge void in the hearts of fans of the series "Riverdale." Luckily, the producers of the show were able to grant fans the long-awaited closure they need.
As seen in a sneak peek of the show's upcoming season at the New York City Comic-Con, Perry's on-screen Don learned of his father's death.
As reported by PopCulture, the teaser began with the crew, Archie, Veronica, Betty and Jughead at Pop' s Diner talking about camping.
That was when Archie, who is played by K.J. Apa, receives a call from his dad. Moments later, Archie is seen dropping the phone sheiks he stumbles and falls to his knees.
As other scenes of the teaser played out Archie is heard saying in the background:
"Fred Andrews will always be a part of Riverdale."
The cast of the show revealed to Deadline that it was "incredibly painful" remembering their late colleague.
Molly Ringwald who played Fred's ex-wife that returned to Riverdale, recalled Perry's demise saying:
"For me, it was very cathartic. I think we all dealt with it in different ways. I didn't get to go to Luke's memorial, so [this episode] was really like my good-bye to him. It was kind of what I needed. He was my guy. It felt like a nice good-bye for me."
Marisol Nicholas, who plays the role of Hermione Lodge, believes that Luke's spirit is still with them.
As revealed by Digital Spy, the show paid tribute to the late actor with the opening episode of season four, which has been titled "In Memoriam."
The executive producer of the show Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa spoke about how the crew chose to address, Luke's demise to TV Line.
He explained that at first, they decided not to address his death, but they chose to reflect on it, and that was "absolutely the right decision."
Speaking about how they shot the tribute episode, Aguirre said:
"We kind of knew this was going to be brutal on the cast, especially KJ [Apa], who was Luke's main scene partner," Aguirre-Sacasa recalls. But "everyone was really proud to gather to tell this tribute to Fred, and to Luke."
Perry passed away at the age of 52 on March 4, after suffering a massive stroke. He forever remains in our hearts.