‘Riverdale’ Showrunner on Fred’s ‘Heroic Death,’ Honoring Luke Perry With Shannen Doherty Cameo

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‘Riverdale’ Showrunner on Fred’s ‘Heroic Death,’ Honoring Luke Perry With Shannen Doherty Cameo
(Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Season 4 premiere of “Riverdale,” titled “In Memoriam.”)

Though the world said goodbye to Luke Perry last March, following his death due to a stroke at the age of 52, it wasn’t until Wednesday’s Season 4 premiere of “Riverdale” that the residents of the town suffered through the passing of his character, Fred Andrews.

And the one who took Fred’s untimely death the hardest was, understandably, his son, Archie (played by Kj Apa), who sets out with his girlfriend, Veronica (Camila Mendes), and best friends Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) to retrieve his father’s body from the nearby town he was killed in via a hit-and-run just ahead of the July 4th holiday.

Tonight’s installment of The CW drama, titled “In Memoriam,” was planned as a tribute to Perry that series creator/showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa had been working on
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