Actress Lili Reinhart, best known for playing Betty Cooper on “Riverdale,” shared a touching tribute on her Instagram account to late co-star Luke Perry.
Perry died on March 4, 2019, at 52 years old age. He suffered a massive stroke at his Southern California home and, on February 27, was hospitalized. Even though he was under observation for five days, doctors couldn’t do much to save him.
“We love, honor, and cherish his memory every single day."
Apart from the fact that he left behind two children, one of the most shocking aspects of his death is that it happened five months before he and his fiancée, 45-year-old Wendy Madison Bauer, tied the knot.
The couple’s "save the date" card revealed that they were planning to marry in Los Angeles on August 17. In it, they stated that a formal invitation would follow.
On October 9, seven months after the actor’s passing, Lili Reinhart, who worked with him on “Riverdale,” took to Instagram to share a slideshow next to a touching message ahead of the fourth season of the show.
The first picture was black and white and portrayed her and Luke Perry posing with two come members of the cast. The second one, on the other hand, showed most of the main characters on “Riverdale.”
For the third and last image, Luke was hugging Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica on the show, while posing next to some other characters, including Lili and her boyfriend, Cole Sprouse.
In the caption, Lili revealed that the episode released that night and the rest of that season were dedicated to Luke. She added:
“We love, honor, and cherish his memory every single day. I only wish he were here to see how many lives he touched with happiness and laughter. I know he’s watching from above. We love you, Luke.”
Soon later, the actress uploaded another photo of Luke to her Instagram account. In the caption, she revealed that it was her “all-time favorite” pic of him and that it was Cole who took it.
It was a black-and-white photo of the actor showing him with glasses while sitting in what appeared to be a vehicle and looking out through a window.
Apart from playing Fred Andrews on “Riverdale,” Luke got some other important roles, including the one that shot him to fame: Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210.”