'Riverdale' Production Continues to Be Suspended Following Luke Perry's Death
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The popular The CW series first suspended its production for season 3 on Monday, March 4 as the cast and crew mourned co-star and friend Luke who died that morning.

AceShowbiz - In the wake of star Luke Perry's death, the production on "Riverdale" season 3 has remained shut down for a second day on Tuesday, March 5. The popular The CW series first suspended its production on Monday as the cast and crew mourned co-star and friend Luke who died that morning.

Everyone involved on the series, which is based on Archie Comics, expressed their grief following the devastating news. Previously, Warner Bros. TV and The CW released a joint statement that read, "We are 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. A father figure and mentor to the show's young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke's family during this most difficult time," the statement continued.

"Luke Perry... you were a joyful and vibrant soul. You will be missed but most certainly your legacy will be remembered forever. Rest in love and peace, friend. #Riverdale," the writers of "Riverdale" added on their Twitter account.

Betty Cooper depicter Lili Reinhart, meanwhile, took to the micro-blogging site to share that she was "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." The actress added, "I'm thinking of his family. His children. I pray for them to heal and find peace in this devastating loss."

Luke, who played Fred Andrews on "Riverdale", was hospitalized on February 28 after suffering a major stroke. He was engaged to Wendy Madison Bauer at the time of his death. He's survived by daughter Sophie Perry and son Jack from his marriage to Rachel Minnie Sharp. He was 52.

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