‘Riverdale’ Shuts Down Production In Wake of Luke Perry’s Death
Riverdale fans all want to know what will happen to the series, and how it will address the death of Luke Perry, who played Fred Andrews on the show and died on Monday following a “massive stroke.” It’s too early to know how Riverdale will pay tribute to Perry, but The Hollywood Reporter says the show has shut down production for now.
Executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater also gave the following statement to THR:
We are deeply saddened to learn today about 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. A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke’s family during this most difficult time.
Here is how the Riverdale writers room paid tribute to Perry on Twitter:
The next episode of Riverdale is scheduled to air this Wednesday.
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