Riverdale Pays Tribute to Luke Perry in First Episode Since His Death

Luke Perry. Photo: Presley Ann/Getty Image

Riverdale paid tribute to Luke Perry in Wednesday night’s episode following Perry’s death this Monday. He played Archie’s father, Fred Andrews, on the series, and Riverdale put a card with his name before the credits in the episode. The show shut down filming after Perry’s death, though it is continuing to air episodes he had already filmed. In last night’s episode, Fred came to Archie’s rescue when he was attacked in his home.

The tribute as seen in the episode. Photo: The CW

Perry rose to fame on 90210, and had a career resurgence with Riverdale, in which he played Archie’s kindly father. Since his death, numerous cast members have shared their memories of him on social media. Before last night’s episode aired on Wednesday, creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa shared a photo of Perry with the cast, writing, “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.”

Riverdale Dedicates Episode to Luke Perry After His Death