Luke Perry's final 'Riverdale' scenes will air this week

Publish Date
Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 7:00AM

It's the moment fans have been dreading; Luke Perry's final Riverdale scenes will air on Thursday.

The actor - who starred as Fred Andrews alongside Kiwi actor KJ Apa in the popular drama series - tragically passed away at the age of 52 after suffering a stroke in March.

And now Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has confirmed the next episode will feature Luke's last appearance as Fred.

Alongside a picture of Luke as Fred, he wrote: "This week’s #Riverdale is the last episode Luke filmed. As always, Fred’s imparting words of wisdom to Archie. A beautiful, true moment between a father and his son. Wish these scenes could go on forever. (sic)"

Perry, who rose to fame in the 1990s for his role on the hit television series Beverly Hills 90210 was hospitalised in California after suffering a "massive" stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks.

In a statement released at the time of his passing, his representative said: "[Perry] 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."

And a few weeks ago, Riverdale bosses confirmed they are still working out the best way to honour his passing, sharing: "You know, honestly, we are I think all still in shock and are all 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."