With an episode titled, “In Memoriam,” Riverdale season 4 premiere is sure to stir up some emotions with a tribute to the late Luke Perry, who starred as Fred Andrews.
Riverdale’s creator, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa took to Instagram to share the news about the opening episode.
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“Probably the most important episode of Riverdale we’ll do this year, if not ever,” he tweeted. “A tribute to our fallen friend. Thankful for this opportunity to honor Luke and Fred.”
Probably the most important episode of #Riverdale we’ll do this year, if not ever. A tribute to our fallen friend. Thankful for this opportunity to honor Luke & Fred. ❤️🏆💎👨🏻💻 pic.twitter.com/MH7xOjNyDu
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) June 19, 2019
Luke Perry passed away in March after suffering a massive stroke. At the time of his death, his costars and co-workers came out to honor their friend and colleague.
The show immediately honored Luke with a simple black screen flashed at the end of the show that read “In Memoriam Luke Perry 1966-2019.” However, at the time it was unknown how Riverdale would handle the loss of Luke’s character.
“You know, honestly, we are I think all still in shock and are all still processing and grieving,” Aguirre-Sacasa admitted back in March to People magazine. “We know that we have to address it in some way, but we’re giving ourselves a little bit of time and space before we figure out the best way to honor him.”