Fans Bid Emotional Farewell To Luke Perry After His Final 'Riverdale' Scene Airs
Almost two months on from his shock death, Luke Perry's final scenes as Fred Andrews on 'Riverdale' have aired.
On Wednesday, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed to fans that the final episode featuring the later actor-- who passed away from a stroke at the age of 52 -- would be aired that week, saying it was "a beautiful, true moment between a father and his son", he wrote, adding, "Wish these scenes could go on forever..."
The late star was seen in two scenes in the episode, ending with his character Fred having a heart-to-heart with on-screen son Archie, played by KJ Apa. Fred was seen reassuring Archie after his boxing opponent Randy died in the ring.
Despite the warning that Perry's final performance on the series was coming, fans were nevertheless emotional over the scene, with several viewers posting tributes to the star and his character across social media.
"Thank you Luke Perry for giving us 3 seasons of Fred Andrews, an amazing, hardworking and loving father who always puts his son first. I will miss seeing your beautiful smile light up the dark town that is Riverdale. Rest in love," one wrote.
It hasn't yet been revealed how Pery's character will be written out of the show, with Aguirre Sarcasa saying previously:
"We know that we have to address it in some way," the writer said recently. "But we're giving ourselves a little bit of time and space before we figure out the best way to honour him."
And while we said goodbye to the star on Riverdale, fans will also be able to witness Perry's performance in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a project his son says he "was so proud of."
Perry died after suffering aFebruary 27. He was 52.