“Riverdale” Halts Filming After Perry’s Death

Riverdale Halts Filming After Perrys Death

The CW’s “Riverdale” has shut down production for the day following the death of co-star Luke Perry this morning following a massive stroke last week.

The show’s writers room released a tweet saying: “Luke Perry… you were a joyful and vibrant soul. You will be missed but most certainly your legacy will be remembered forever. Rest in love and peace, friend.”

In addition, the series executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Jon Goldwater issued a statement through WBTV and The CW:

“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.”

The 52-year-old Perry played Archie’s dad Fred Andrews on the series. Since the news of his death, several of Perry’s old “90210” co-stars have posted condolences and shared memories of their time working with Perry.

Source: TV Line