‘Riverdale’ Cast and Crew Mourn Luke Perry

In sad news, last Tuesday Riverdale actor and father Luke Perry passed away. He was fifty-two. According to a statement released by his publicist, the actor and father of two suffered a massive stroke on February 28th in Sherman Oaks, California. He passed away “surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends.”


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By his own admission, Perry received over 200 rejections before his breakout TV roles on soap operas like Another World and Loving, before only having an uncredited role in 1982’s Voyagers! Afterwards, he gained recognition as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210 before showing up as Oliver Pike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and having a small role as Billy Masterson in The Fifth Element.

He was in the midst of a well-earned resurgence with his role on Riverdale as Fred Andrews, which brought him a whole new generation of fans, and is probably  the role for which Bookstr readers would know him best.

With the news of his untimely death, many friends, co-stars, and colleagues have taken to social media to express their shock, grief, and their love for Luke Perry.

Here are some from the writers of Riverdale:


Luke Perry… you were a joyful and vibrant soul. You will be missed but most certainly your legacy will be remembered forever. Rest in love and peace, friend. #Riverdale



Here are some from the cast of Riverdale:





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Love you Luke 💟

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I don’t have any words now. Maybe I will later. 💔

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A statement from Riverdale’s executive producers, Warner Bros., and The CW. pic.twitter.com/1YNhbaupHv




Riverdale has since suspended production. Luke Perry’s last feature film role is in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Wayne Maunder.


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