Luke Perry (Archie's dad on Riverdale) has passed away

Luke Perry, who we knew and loved for his role as Fred Andrews, the father of Archie (KJ Apa) on Riverdale, passed away today at the age of 52 after suffering a massive stroke last week. 

The actor was also known for his role as heartthrob Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210 (basically, he was the KJ Apa of the '80s). A statement from his representative read, "He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time.”

Since his death, Riverdale stars and other celebs have shared their sadness via social media. 


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Over the weekend, Cole Sprouse, Lili, Casey Cott and other Riverdale actors showed their support for the star prior to his passing. 


Love you bud

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Thinking of you, Luke. And praying for your safe recovery.

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Love you my brother.

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Sending all the love and good vibes to Luke's family at this time. 

Photo: Art Streiber/The CW


by Sydney Adamson | 3/4/2019