Vancouver-Filmed Riverdale Cast Mourns The Loss of Co-Star Luke Perry

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Vancouver-Filmed Riverdale Cast Mourns The Loss of Co-Star Luke Perry

Production of the Vancouver-filmed teen drama Riverdale has been suspended in the wake of the death of star Luke Perry. The 52-year-old star died on March 4 due to complications from a massive stroke which he suffered the previous Wednesday.

The generational star made a huge impact on pop culture in the 90’s with his role of Dylan McKay aka the James Dean of the decade. He appeared in 199 episodes of the hit show Beverly Hills, 90210 which spanned ten seasons.

Fast forward a couple decades and the actor has a ton of other credits including Oz, Jeremiah and Windfall. In today’s world of television he’s most known for his role of Fred Andrews, father of Archie Andrews, on Riverdale.

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Dream team

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Perry suffered his stroke on the same morning that Fox announced the revival of 90210. North Vancouver’s Jason Priestley who is set to reprise his role of Brandon Walsh happens to currently be in town filming the TV movie Dark Angel.

As the Vancouver-filmed Riverdale cast and crew mourn the loss of their friend and colleague Luke Perry, they are also paying tribute to him on social media.

KJ Apa / Archie Andrews

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Rest in Love bro.

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Cole Sprouse / Jughead Jones

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Love you bud

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Lili Reinhart / Betty Cooper

Camila Mendes / Veronica Lodge

Marisol Nichols / Hermione Lodge

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

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Casey Cott / Kevin Keller

Ross Butler / Reggie Mantle

Molly Ringwald / Mary Andrews

Mädchen Amick / Alice Cooper

Vanessa Morgan / Toni Topaz

Jordan Connor / Sweet Pea

Nathalie Boltt / Penelope Blossom

Lochlyn Munro / Hal Cooper

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Love ya, Bud!! Stay strong…..❤️

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Robin Givens / Sierra McCoy

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My heart is broken ….There are so many special moments in life that we all take for granted …like @madchenamick pulling out her phone and taking this sweet and silly ‘selfie’ of us all. We assume that the #laughter will last or that they’ll be another time to tell someone just how important they are to you ….#lukeperry was of the most kind and gentle souls this world has ever been given …. a true gift and I’m deeply grateful and will forever cherish the time we shared …..the friendship , the talks about our kids and politics and directing and tennis and wrestling. I love you Luke and you will always hold a special place in my heart. I miss you already 😢🙏❤️#riverdalefamily #riverdalestrong

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Alvin Sanders / Pop Tate

Cody Kearsley / Moose Mason

Barclay Hope / Cliff Blossom

Hayleau Law / Valerie Brown

Asha Bromfield / Melody Valentine

Trevor Stines / Jason Blossom

Hart Denton / Chic

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rest in peace legend

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Rob Raco / Joaquin DeSantos

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Other celebs and past co-stars have shared their condolences on social media:

Whether its the young cast member of Riverdale sharing stories about how Perry was a role model and positive force in their world, or the fans of his work sharing their favourite Dylan or Fred moments, the actor will be missed.

Perry can be seen posthumously in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood which also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino. The Quentin Tarantio crime mystery film is set for release on July 26.

RIP Luke Perry aka Fred Andrews, the father we all deserve.

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