His rep said in a statement obtained by J-14, “Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke. 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.”
The actor, who played Archie’s dad, Fred Andrews, in our favorite CW series, was loved by fans all over the world. His character was one of the most kind-hearted people ever, and his constant love and support for his son was honestly so inspiring. Fred was full of amazing wisdom and advice (just like Luke), and he stuck by Archie no matter how messy things got. There’s no doubt Luke definitely had an amazing heart on screen and off.
In honor of Luke’s iconic role, scroll through the gallery to see his most memorable moments and quotes from Riverdale.
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