On Tuesday, stars Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson visited The View to promote their forthcoming film, Five Feet Apart, where the leading man addressed the tragedy and its implications for the CW show.
The 26-year-old added, “He was very well loved. I mean, the whole world is mourning his passing. But, he was one of those guys that would rather have us all laughing about his great stories than mourning for too long."
On the show, Perry played Fred Andrews, the father of Archie Andrews (KJ Apa). He was the owner of a construction company and a force for good in the community, often combating the corruption his former flame, Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols), and her husband, Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos), bring to the small town.
“Going through pictures on my way to set,” Aguirre-Sacasa captioned the image. “From the early days. With Luke in the middle. Our heart, always. Tonight’s episode of #Riverdale finds Fred doing what he does best--helping Archie. It is dedicated to Luke, as all episodes will be for the rest of our run.”
At the end of the episode, the show began its credits with an In Memorium nod to the late actor.