Beware: this article contains a spoiler for those of you who aren’t caught up on Riverdale.
The popular CW series that starred Luke Perry as Archie’s father for the last three seasons has done a tremendous job in honoring the late actor with the first episode of the new season – and the final one that Luke Perry will be shown in.
#Riverdale season 4 premiere was just amazing. Cried the whole entire time and wishing Luke was still here.
Luke Perry, this episode is for you. We miss you dearly ❤️ pic.twitter.com/iOJnPVlQ2h
— My Wig Snatched 💘 (@AlwaysCrushing) October 10, 2019
Perry’s character, Fred Andrews, and his own passing in the storyline of the show was addressed early on in the episode – and it created a huge wave of emotions that kept on for the rest of the episode.
Luke Perry, who is known for his work on the smash-hit series Beverly Hills, 90210, western biopic 8 Seconds, and most recently – Riverdale.
The 52-year-old actor held a number of other roles throughout the years and made appearances in shows like Law & Order: SVU, Oz, Will & Grace, Body Of Proof, and many others. In total, Perry is credited in more than 90 different projects.
He passed away on March 4th, 2019 after a suffering an ischemic stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, California.
In his final episode of Riverdale, Perry’s character is said to have been hit by a vehicle while helping a stranded motorist fix her tire…and that motorist just so happened to be played by Perry’s real-life friend and former co-star, Shannen Doherty.
Watch all the emotional clips from this recent episode below as the show gives Luke Perry his beautiful, final send-off.
this scene is so beautiful. RIP Luke Perry. I'll miss you. #Riverdale
— Narapaul (@Narapaul1) October 10, 2019
— 𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒆 (@spyshart) October 10, 2019
the s4 premiere of Riverdale was a touching tribute to the late Luke Perry and featured a moving cameo from friend and former co-star Shannen Doherty pic.twitter.com/0qiWUqpDyR
— Netflix Canada (@Netflix_CA) October 10, 2019