The creator of the CW hit series “Riverdale” took to Twitter Wednesday to announce that all remaining episodes of this season would be dedicated to the recently deceased Luke Perry.
Creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa posted a throwback photo of the “Riverdale” cast along with the announcement that Perry would be appearing on tonight’s episode, reported Entertainment Tonight.
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
He wrote, “Going through pictures on my way to set. From the early days. . . . Tonight’s episode of “Riverdale” finds Fred doing what he does best — helping Archie. It is dedicated to Luke as all of our episodes will be for the rest of our run.”
After his death Monday, production on the set of “Riverdale” was suspended. Production resumed Wednesday and a source told ET that counseling services would be available to all cast and crew members. (RELATED: Luke Perry Reportedly Dead After ‘Massive’ Stroke)
Aguirre-Sacasa released a statement following Perry’s death, stating, “We are deeply saddened by 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.”
Aguirre-Sacasa posted a photo to twitter when Perry passed expressing his grief writing, “So heartbroken about Luke.”
So heartbroken about Luke. He was a father, brother, friend, and mentor. Each night before he had to shoot a scene, he’d call me and we’d talk about…everything. I will miss those calls. And my heart goes out to all his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/2GaFkV2mI7
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) March 4, 2019
Perry passed away Monday after suffering a “massive” stroke on Feb. 28. The actor was currently filming episodes for “Riverdale”.