Still so sad that Archie’s dad is no longer with us.
It was a tragic day in the television industry when legendary actor Luke Perry died last March. He was playing Fred Andrews on the CW series Riverdale. Now the show will honor the late actor in the upcoming premiere for the fourth season.
Series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that the show will pay tribute to Perry.
Probably the most important episode of #Riverdale we’ll do this year, if not ever. A tribute to our fallen friend. Thankful for this opportunity to honor Luke & Fred. ❤️🏆💎👨🏻💻 pic.twitter.com/MH7xOjNyDu
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) June 19, 2019
Perry died from a stroke at the age of 52. After his death, Aguirre-Sacasa expressed his grief to E! News.
“When Luke passed, it was such a shock, and it was devastating and we kind of have to deal with the emotion of that, and then you have to figure out everything that comes next,” the creator said. “And we’d already pretty much plotted out the rest of the season. We’d written a bunch of the rest of the season and it felt like rather than try to squeeze something- and for me, something that’s so monumental and so defining…and we didn’t know how we wanted to deal with it. You know, you’re just reacting.”
Riverdale Season 4 premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. on The CW.