'Riverdale' Cast Pays Tribute to Luke Perry
Lili Reinhart, Mädchen Amick, Robin Givens, Skeet Ulrich, Casey Cott and more have shared messages of sympathy
Perry portrayed Fred Andrews, father to Archie Andrews, on the CW/Netflix show since it debuted in 2016.
Production on the set of Riverdale was suspended yesterday, after news of Perry's death was announced. Production remained shut down as of this morning, as well.
A number of his castmates sent messages of support to the actor after he suffered a massive stroke last week. Since his passing, many others have shared memorials via social media.
See some of the Riverdale cast and crew's tributes below.
I'm finding it hard to grasp that he will no longer be around to give long hugs and share his wisdom and kindness with all of us.— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) March 4, 2019
I'm thinking of his family. His children.
I pray for them to heal and find peace in this devastating loss.
My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family. ❤️ #LukePerry— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) March 4, 2019
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
Every moment must count. Our sweet and dear friend Luke has passed. Words can't even... I love you so much brother. God Bless you and I can't wait to see you again down the road.— Skeet Ulrich (@RealSkeetUlrich) March 5, 2019
Woke up this morning a ball of tears. Luke Perry was the kindest, warmest, most loving human being. He always went out of his way to make me feel safe, heard and seen in his presence. I love you so much Luke. You embraced me on that set and eased any discomfort. You always made me feel included when I did not. You are a stand up man and for that I am so grateful. Thank you for being a ray of light for me and so many ❤️
I'm totally heartbroken. Luke took me under his wing the day I was cast and made me feel like I belonged. He was the most generous, wise soul with unmatched kindness. He treated everyone with love and joy. We had so much fun. Praying for his family.— Casey Cott (@CaseyCott) March 5, 2019
So heartbroken about Luke. He was a father, brother, friend, and mentor. Each night before he had to shoot a scene, he'd call me and we'd talk about...everything. I will miss those calls. And my heart goes out to all his family and friends. 💔 pic.twitter.com/2GaFkV2mI7— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) March 4, 2019
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. #Riverdale— Riverdale Writers Room (@RiverdaleWriter) March 4, 2019