Fans said goodbye to Luke Perry Wednesday night on “Riverdale.”
Though there was no tribute nor was it explained how he will be written out of the show, producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted this week that the scenes in Wednesday night’s episode were the last the late actor shot.
“As always, Fred’s imparting words of wisdom to Archie. A beautiful, true moment between a father and his son. Wish these scenes could go on forever…” the producer added.
Perry died at the age of 52 last month after suffering a massive stroke days prior.
This week’s #Riverdale is the last episode Luke filmed. As always, Fred’s imparting words of wisdom to Archie. A beautiful, true moment between a father and his son. Wish these scenes could go on forever…
In his final scenes for the show, Perry as Fred Andrews shows the caring, mature, calming side of the character like no other actor could.
His son, Archie, is concerned and dealing with guilt that he may have had something to do with the death of a boxing opponent, Randy, but Andrews soothes the situation and tells his son he’s “innocent” as “Randy died from drugs.”
His final scene isn’t long, but it is effective and warm.
This caring nature fits the stories friends and family have been telling about the man Perry was, honoring the late “90210” actor following his sudden death.
Shortly after Perry’s death, in early March, Sacasa posted a tribute to Perry on Instagram, including a picture that featured the cast with Perry smiling among his co-stars.
“Luke in the middle. Our heart, always,” the post read. “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.”