Riverdale fans have paid tribute to Luke Perry after the actor’s final scenes in the show were aired.
The actor, who played Fred Andrews in the popular CW series, passed away last month after suffering a massive stroke.
On Wednesday evening (April 24), fans tuned in to watch Perry’s scenes – which ended in an emotional embrace with son Archie, played by KJ Apa.
Fred was seen reassuring his son after his boxing opponent Randy died midway through a fight.
Posting on Twitter before the episode aired, creator Roberto Aguirrre Sacasa said: “This week’s #Riverdale is the last episode Luke filmed. As always, Fred’s imparting words of wisdom to Archie. A beautiful, true moment between a father and his son. Wish these scenes could go on forever..”
His co-star Marisol Nichols also hailed Perry as a “beautiful gentleman.”
This week’s #Riverdale is the last episode Luke filmed. As always, Fred’s imparting words of wisdom to Archie. A beautiful, true moment between a father and his son. Wish these scenes could go on forever…❤️????? pic.twitter.com/meokbvo0Wt
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) April 22, 2019
— Marisol Nichols (@marisolnichols) April 24, 2019
This video is touching because it reminds me of Luke. How much he believed in me, my voice, talent. More than I did most days. Luke loved seeing me on stage and I can think of a moment we shared from each song.
— Ashleigh Murray (@iamamurray) April 24, 2019
— #MonstaXWeAreHere #AllinForMonstaX7 (@LivLaughLovBTS1) April 25, 2019
Another fan wrote: “I’m going to miss Luke Perry so much I loved watching Archie and Fred scenes he was the best dad in riverdale and it’s going to be weird not seeing him #Riverdale Luke maybe gone but he will never be forgotten he had the kindest soul <3.”
Tributes also came from TV Line’s Dave Nemetz, who said: “Though Fred didn’t get killed off or leave town or anything like that, he did remind us why he’s the best parent on Riverdale by a country mile.”
With three episodes of the show’s third season yet to air, it’s unclear how Perry’s character will be written out of the show.