'Riverdale' halts production following death of Luke Perry

Mar 5 2019, 12:56 am

Riverdale has stopped production following the death of Luke Perry, who starred as Fred Andrews on the show.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, filming stopped on Monday to allow Perry’s cast and crew to grieve.

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Perry passed away earlier today. He suffered from a stroke last week. He was 52-years-old.

Perry’s rise to fame began on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” playing Dylan McKay.

In a statement, Riverdale’s executive producers said they “were deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry. A beloved member of the Riverdale, Warner Bros. and CW Family, Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate, professional with a giant heart and a true friend to all.”

Tributes for Perry have been pouring in — including several touching social media posts from his Riverdale co-stars.