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Riverdale is the show we love to hate. The teen drama has got to be one of the most complicated and cheesiest shows on TV but we just can't get enough of it. We've been itching for the show to return since that creepy season three finale. 

We have so many questions that desperately need to be answered. The main one being- where on earth is Jughead? Is he even alive? Who knows.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We can all breathe a sigh of relief as the autumn time is nearly here which means most of our favourite shows are set to return, including Riverdale.

We only have to wait a few more weeks to see Archie, Betty and co. again as Riverdale hits Netflix on October 10.

A brand new episode will then air every Thursday at 8 am.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The next season of Riverdale will begin with a tribute to the late Luke Perry.

Luke played the much-loved character of Fred Andrews and his death in March of a stroke shocked cast, crew and fans worldwide. 

Fred was seen in the last episode of season three, advising his on-screen son Archie (KJ Apa).
He didn't feature in the remaining episodes but they were dedicated to him.  

Now show creator Robert Aguirre-Sacasa has announced that season four will open in Memoriam, which will honour the actor and his character. 

He took to Twitter writing, ''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 honour Luke & Fred.''

Robert spoke before about how they will address Fred in the show.

He told Entertainment Tonight in March, ''You know, honestly, we are I think all still in shock and are still processing and grieving. 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 honour him.''

He continued, ''Luke was, is, and will always be a big part of Riverdale. We’re kind of a family and when a loss like this happens, you carry it always. It changes and it hopefully becomes a little less painful as time goes by, but you’re changed. When I was with the crew, I said, “it will never be the same,” and that’s true because Luke was such a part of the show.’

We are looking forward to seeing how they acknowledge Luke as the great actor and man that he was. 

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The world was shocked and saddened by the passing of Riverdale star Luke Perry in March of this year.

The 53-year-old suffered a massive stroke and died several days later. 

The actor, who had played Fred Andrews for three seasons, had three episodes of the season left to film. 

The dilemma then was – how do the creators address it?

Do they write his character out, give an unexplained absence or kill him off?

They decided that for season three, they would just leave it be. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The show said that Fred was away on business and Molly Ringwald came back as Archie's mother Mary so that the teenager had a parent to take care of him.

So, what's gonna happen in season 4 then?

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre Sacasa revealed what was in store.

He said, ''When Luke passed, it was such a shock, and it was devastating and we kind of have to deal with the emotion of that, and then you have to figure out everything that comes next.''

He continued, ''We will definitely deal with it and address it on the show…we’ll do it at the top of Season 4. We just didn’t want to rush in and do something before we had fully figured it out.''

He added, ''We’d already written basically the end of the season, so rather than try to squeeze in something that’s so monumental and so important, we thought, ‘Let’s take the time to think about what we want to do, and do it right.'”

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The good news is that Molly Ringwald looks like she'll be set to step into a series regular role.

Roberto  said, ''[We’ve told her], ‘You’re welcome back anytime, as often as you want and as much as you  want.''

He continued, ''We actually already had her scheduled to come back to Riverdale to visit Archie and Fred. When the tragedy happened, she said, ‘If you need me to stay, I’ll stay.’ And I said, “We’d love you to stay’…We’ve talked about Molly having a bigger presence next year to help her son.''

We'll have to sit tight as we wait for another season – hopefully Fred Andrews will get the send-off he deserves as he was such a beloved character. 

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The untimely passing of actor Luke Perry left his family, friends and fans at a complete and utter loss for words. The world was stunned to hear that the Riverdale actor suffered a stroke at the mere age of 52 and completely devastated when it was revealed that the 90210 alum had died on March 4.

His Riverdale co-star and on-screen son KJ Apa has opened up about losing his dear friend during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. KJ had previously paid tribute to Luke on Instagram but has understandably kept quiet about the harrowing loss.

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He took a moment to remember his Riverdale co-star during his interview, stressing how kind-hearted Luke was.

The 21-year-old said: “He did everything he could to make everyone, no matter how big or small you were, feel comfortable and welcome. It's hard to put into words how that makes me feel."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Last Summer star even shared that Luke had a special relationship with his family and made sure to stay in touch with KJ’s parents in New Zealand.

"He would call my parents every week and keep them updated on how I'm going. If I had a cold or something he would say, 'I took some Gatorade to his apartment the other day.’”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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KJ added: “I hope I can be like that," to which host Jimmy Fallon replied, "You can be like that. You are like that."

Luke Perry’s final episode of Riverdale aired last week.

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Just days ago, Riverdale fans were left in shock following the announcement of the death of actor Luke Perry at the age of 52.

Luke suffered a stroke last week, which ultimately caused his death on Monday evening.

Camilla Mendes, who plays Veronica on the show, has taken to her social media to share her grief with fans.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Veronica as a character is known for her flowery language and unrealistic one-liners, but Camilla’s words were truly touching.

‘He took care of us all. An authentic man who took pleasure in offering us his guidance and wisdom, his presence was healing,’ she began.

‘He had the ability to make you feel comfortable and at ease within seconds of seeing him.’

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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‘I will never forget the collective shock and distress we experienced when the news broke on set.’ 

'We lost a dear friend. My heart hurts for his family and anybody who had the pleasure of knowing him,’ she continued.

‘Rest in peace, Luke. Although you’re no longer around to wrap me in the warmth of your hug, I can still remember what it felt like. Whenever I think of you, I will remember that feeling.’

Actress Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty on the show, had this to say: 

'I’m finding it hard to grasp that he will no longer be around to give long hugs and share his wisdom and kindness with all of us,' she tweeted. 

'I’m thinking of his family. His children. I pray for them to heal and find peace in this devastating loss.'

'I just can’t believe it.'

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Luke Perry’s daughter Sophie has paid tribute to her late dad in a heartbreaking post. The humanitarian posted a photo of her and her dad to her Instagram account.

Sophie explained that she made it back just in time to bid goodbye to her dear dad. “A lot has happened in this past week for me. Everything is happening so fast. I made it back from Malawi just in time to be here with my family.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She thanked the public for the constant stream of love and support since news of the Riverdale actor’s death broke.

“And in the past 24 hours, I have received an overwhelming amount of love and support. I cannot individually respond to the hundreds of beautiful and heartfelt messages, but I see them, and appreciate you all for sending positivity to my family and I.”

There’s no doubt Sophie is still in a state of shock following the untimely death of her 52-year-old dad. “ I’m not really sure what to say or do in this situation, it’s something you aren’t ever given a lesson on how to handle, especially when it’s all happening in the public eye.”

She asked: “So bear with me and know that I am grateful for all the love. Just, being grateful quietly.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Luke was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mum Ann Bennett, step-dad Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends at the time of his passing.
 

 

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The world was stunned following the untimely passing of Riverdale and 90210 alum Luke Perry yesterday. The actor, who suffered a stroke last week, was aged 52.

Luke was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mum Ann Bennett, step-dad Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends at the time of his passing.

The actor’s co-stars of past and present have been paying tribute to the late-actor, including Pretty In Pink actress Molly Ringwald.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Molly starred alongside Luke in teen-drama series Riverdale. The Breakfast Club star played his character’s former partner.

Molly took to Instagram to share a photo of her character dancing with Luke’s character Fred Andrews.

She wrote a heartfelt message alongside the beautiful photo: “Goodbye, my friend. I enjoyed dancing with you for a time…”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fans, who are understandably shocked by the death of Luke, were quick to comment on the post.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“He was such a good man, and a great actor. He will be missed by everyone,” one shared.

Another added: “It’s wonderful you got to share time on screen with him and a beautiful dancing moment. He will be in everyone's hearts and prayers forever.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I still can’t believe he’s gone. He will be truly missed,” another commented.

Luke’s family and friends have asked for the public to respect their privacy during this harrowing time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world,” the actor’s family stressed in a statement.

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Yesterday, Riverdale fans were left in shock following the announcement of the death of actor Luke Perry at the age of 52. 

Luke suffered a stroke last week, which ultimately caused his death yesterday evening.

Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty on the show, has taken to her social media to share her grief with fans. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She first took to her Instagram story to share a short sentiment, saying: 'I can barely find the words. I am devastated. We all are.' 

She then moved over to Twitter and posted a longer message in honour of Luke.

'I’m finding it hard to grasp that he will no longer be around to give long hugs and share his wisdom and kindness with all of us,' she tweeted. 

I’m thinking of his family. His children. I pray for them to heal and find peace in this devastating loss.'

'I just can’t believe it.'

Luke originally rose to fame on Beverly Hills, 90210. He had recently been playing Fred Andrews on Riverdale, gaining huge popularity for his emotive portrayal as Archies' dad.

Luke's family released a statement, saying: 'At only 52 years of age, Luke Perry has passed away less than a week after suffering a massive stroke.'

'No words can describe how much we miss him right now. Luke will be acting his way up there. Rest easy Luke.'

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Luke Perry has suffered a massive stroke, it has been reported.

The 52-year-old is known for his role as Fred Andrews in The CW's Riverdale as well as Dylan McKay in Beverly Hills 90210.

He is said to have been rushed to hospital in Los Angeles. 

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Paramedics responded to Luke's home in the morning however it is not clear how his condition is now.

The news comes on the same day that the show in which he shot to fame in the 1990s – Beverly Hills, 90210 – is set for a reboot by Fox.

More to follow.

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