After his shocking death at 52 on March 4, the fate of Luke Perry’s final episode of Riverdale hung in the balance as fans of the beloved show waited to hear how his departure would be handled.
Riverdale‘s showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sarcasa shared on his Twitter that this week’s episode is the final that Perry, who plays Archie’s dad Fred Andrews, filmed.
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
Since his untimely death, some of the show’s episodes have been dedicated to the actor who passed away after suffering a massive stroke and left many in Hollywood reeling from the loss. Though there are still no details as to how the show will handle the final scenes, it’s sure to be an emotional one for a new generation of Perry fans who knew him as KJ Apa‘s dad and the long-time admirers who have followed him since Beverly Hills, 90210.
Perry’s final episode of Riverdale airs Wednesday, April 24 on the CW.