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Molly Ringwald from 'Riverdale' Honors Costar Luke Perry on First Anniversary of His Passing

Junie Sihlangu
Mar 07, 2020
06:00 A.M.

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, “Riverdale” actress Molly Ringwald took to social media to pay tribute to a fellow late co-star’s one-year anniversary of their death.


Ringwald took to Instagram where she revealed she was still mourning Perry and couldn’t believe it was already a year “since we lost this beautiful soul.” The actress continued her tribute stating: “Your presence is felt and you are missed every day, my friend.”

She ended her post by including a red heart emoji and a black and white throwback photo of the late star. Last year on February 27, the “Beverly Hills 90210” star suffered a stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, California.

Molly Ringwald in Greece on August 21, 2010 | Photo: Wikimedia/Panio Gianopoulos

Molly Ringwald in Greece on August 21, 2010 | Photo: Wikimedia/Panio Gianopoulos

How Perry died

He ended up being hospitalized but never regained consciousness. Perry passed away five days later on March 4, 2019, at the age of 52 with his loved ones by his side.


Other celebrities also remembered the late actor in social media tributes. When Perry died last year, Ringwald was one of the stars who shared several tributes to her co-star.


Luke’s acting role on Riverdale

In one of her posts, she shared an image of herself and Perry from their show “Riverdale.” On the CW series, Perry played Fred Andrews and Ringwald was his estranged ex-wife Mary Andrews.

The pair acted together as the parents of Archie Andrews. She captioned the post saying “goodbye” to the late star, before noting that she had “enjoyed dancing with you for a time..."


Production temporarily halted

“Riverdale” is a series that is based on the Archie Comics characters. Production for the series was temporarily shut down after Perry's death.


Perry’s most famous role

Perry was most well-known as a teenage idol for his role as Dylan McKaye on “Beverly Hills 90210.” The hit series ran from 1990 to 1995 and then again from 1998 to 2000.


Some of his acting credits

The late actor had numerous acting roles on television and film including on “Oz,” “Criminal Minds,” “Body of Proof,” “Community,” and “Major Crimes.” The star’s last movie role was on “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.”

The Quentin Tarantino film was released a few months after his death in July 2019.

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