Riverdale's K.J. Apa Mourns Luke Perry: 'Rest in Love, Bro'

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Fans of Luke Perry were left stunned and saddened by the sudden death of the actor on Monday. 

His fans, friends, and people who have worked with him have been lighting up the internet with their thoughts on the passing of one of the best actors to grace the small screen. 

Perry's on-screen son on Riverdale, K.J. Apa, took to Instagram on Thursday to pay respects to him. 

He shared the below image.

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"Rest in Love bro," Apa captioned the photo. 

Apa's co-star, Skeet Ulrich, who plays FP Jones on The CW hit commented on Apa's post with a statement of his own. 

“Never forgotten… always with us,” he wrote. 

Related: Luke Perry, Beloved Riverdale Star, Dies at 52

Mark Consuelos, Jordan Connor, Casey Cott, and Marisol Nichols followed suit and commented with red heart emojis.

Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge on the series also broke her silence on Thursday, sharing the below photo. 

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She shared the following statement alongside the photo:

he took care of us all. an authentic man who took pleasure in offering us his guidance and wisdom. his presence was healing; he had the ability to make you feel comfortable and at ease within seconds of seeing him.

i will never forget the collective shock and distress we experienced when the news broke on set.

Related: Riverdale Without Luke Perry: Where Do We Go From Here?

we lost a dear friend. my heart hurts for his family and anybody who had the pleasure of knowing him. rest in peace, luke.

although you’re no longer around to wrap me in the warmth of your hug, i can still remember what it felt like. whenever i think of you, i will remember that feeling.

Luke Perry as Fred Andrews - Riverdale

Riverdale aired as normal on Wednesday, and the conclusion of the episode featured a tribute to the late actor. 

“In Memoriam Luke Perry 1966-2019” the text read. 

Related: Riverdale Season 3 Episode 14 Review: Fire Walk With Me

It's unclear how the show will address Perry's death given that production on Riverdale Season 3 was not completed prior to his passing. 

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the showrunner of Riverdale confirmed that the rest of the show's run will be dedicated to Perry. 

He shared the below photo. 

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"Going through pictures on my way to set," he alongside the photo on Instagram.

"From the early days. With Luke in the middle. Our heart, always."

"Tonight’s episode of #Riverdale finds Fred doing what he does best--helping Archie. It is dedicated to Luke, as all episodes will be for the rest of our run. ❤️"

Remember you can watch Riverdale online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8/7c. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Riverdale Quotes

Cheryl: Ummm, did you have a lobotomy for breakfast? You’re wearing my signature color!
Toni: You don’t own the color red. Red existed before you.
Cheryl: Not at Riverdale High. Here, I invented red. I am red.
[Cheryl snaps her fingers and two girls stand behind her]
Cheryl: Sorry, but this school is not big enough for the both of us, faux-pink lady. And I was here first. Go to Centerville High or Westerberg, I don’t care. But you have until first bell Monday to clear every trace of yourself out of these halls. Copy?
[Cheryl flips her hair in Toni’s face and walks away]

Archie: Ronnie, when I first met you … you were it for me. Everything I could ever wanted. I saw our whole future.
Veronica: Because we’re endgame, Archie.
Archie: I hope you know how much I love you.
Veronica: If you loved me, you would come home.
Archie: God, Ronnie, you know in your heart that I’m right about this. It just hurts to admit it.
Veronica: Don’t you make me say goodbye, Archie Andrews, because I don’t wanna hear it back. I can’t. I can’t.
[She drops the phone, cries, and Kevin consoles her]