As we reported in March, 52-year-old actor Luke Perry, passed away, after suffering a stroke at his Sherman Oaks, California home. The actor breathed his last at Burbank, California hospital on March 4. After starring in some of the most successful TV series and films, Perry was working on Riverdale before his passing. The late actor famously played the role of Fred Andrews, Archie's father in the series. While the series is currently airing its third season, the last episode featuring Perry was aired this week and it has left fans heartbroken and mourning the loss of such a fine actor and one of the most loved characters on the show. Luke Perry Dies at 52: The Riverdale Star to Share Screen With Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in His Last Big Screen Appearance – Read Deets.
The final episode featuring Perry was an emotional moment between the father and son on-screen. His character Fred is seen comforting his son during his trying time. His dialogue in the last scene said, "Son, from everything you’ve said, it’s clear that Randy died from those drugs. An autopsy will support that. You’re innocent.” Riverdale Star Luke Perry Dies At The Age of 52 After Suffering From Massive Stroke.
The writer of Riverdale, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted about the final episode featuring the late actor Luke Perry and wrote, "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.."
Here's Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's tweet:
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...❤️🏆💎👨🏻💻 pic.twitter.com/meokbvo0Wt
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) April 22, 2019
As soon as the episode aired, fans started tweeting about the actor's final appearance and how heartbreaking it was. Over the years, Luke Perry has had a steady fan following as he went from being a teen idol from Beverly Hills 90210 to playing a father to another teen idol in Riverdale.
Here are some of the tweets from Luke Perry's fans:
It’s time to say goodbye to Luke on Riverdale tonight ! His last episode will air tonight at 8/7c on CW. I’m not ready. I miss Luke so much and I’m heartbroken. Fred Andrews was such a beautiful character 💔#lukeperry #fredandrews #riverdale @CW_Riverdale @WriterRAS pic.twitter.com/5vPJYsqiJW
— Luke Perry Daily (@LukePerryDaily) April 24, 2019
— Diandra Fleming (@DiandraFleming) April 25, 2019
— reality show binge watcher and paranormal shows (@Jacqui607) April 25, 2019
Luke Perry's final screen appearance will be in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The actor is reportedly playing Wayne Maunder in the film, a real-life actor who was a part of the show Lancer. Perry had already shot for his portion in the film, thus making it his final on-screen appearance.