Perry played Fred Andrews, the father of KJ Apa's character Archie Andrews, in the first three series of the hit The CW show. And the star, who passed away after suffering a stroke in March aged 52, will be honoured in the show's next instalment, titled "In Memoriam".
"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 honor Luke & Fred," tweeted series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Wednesday, June 19.
Perry's last appearance on "Riverdale" was the season three episode "Fear the Reaper", and his character was said to be out of town for the remainder of the season. And in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Aguirre-Sacasa insisted they didn't want to rush a resolution for the character so soon after the "Beverly Hills, 90210" star's death.
"Luke was one of the hearts of the show - Luke and KJ, their relationship, and as crazy as things got, we always turned back to them," he shared. "We wanted to honour Luke, and figure out the best way to handle the character of Fred Andrews in the show."
Season four of "Riverdale" will start production this summer and is set to premiere on October 8.