“Our heart, always.”
The creator of Riverdale has said that all of the series’ remaining episodes will be dedicated to Luke Perry.
The 52-year-old – who played Fred Andrews on the CW series – passed away on Monday, five days after he suffered a stroke.
Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre Sacasa took to Twitter on Wenesday to pay tribute to the late actor, confirming that the rest of the season – and “the rest of our run” – will be dedicated to him.
Alongside a sweet behind-the-scenes photo, he wrote:
“Going through pictures on my way to set. From the early days. With Luke in the middle. Our heart, always.
“Tonight’s episode of
#Riverdale finds Fred doing what he does best–helping Archie. It is dedicated to Luke, as all episodes will be for the rest of our run.”
Going through pictures on my way to set. From the early days. With Luke in the middle. Our heart, always. Tonight’s episode of #Riverdale finds Fred doing what he does best–helping Archie. It is dedicated to Luke, as all episodes will be for the rest of our run. ?❤️? pic.twitter.com/Nx8iCFBoMe
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) March 6, 2019
Production on Riverdale was shut down on Monday following the news of Perry’s death.
Riverdale executive producers Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater, Warner Bros. Television and The CW issued a statement about the “incredibly caring” actor “with a giant heart.”
They said [via Variety]:
“We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry. 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.
“A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke’s family during this most difficult time.”