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Entertainment‘Riverdale’ Shuts Down Production in Wake of Luke Perry’s Death

21:11  04 march  2019
21:11  04 march  2019 Source:   variety.com

Luke Perry, star of 'Beverly Hills, 90210' and 'Riverdale,' hospitalized after suffering stroke

Luke Perry, star of 'Beverly Hills, 90210' and 'Riverdale,' hospitalized after suffering stroke “Riverdale” and “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Luke Perry was hospitalized following a stroke, according to a report. The stroke occurred Wednesday, TMZ reports, with paramedics showing up to his Sherman Oaks home at about 9:40 A.M. He was brought to a hospital shortly thereafter, and his current condition has yet to be disclosed. Originally known for his role as Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” Perry has yet to sign onto the series’ reboot, which was announced by Fox on Wednesday. Perry, 52, has starred as Fred Andrews, father to Archie, on the CW hit “Riverdale” since the show premiered in 2017. Prior to the stroke, he was filming episodes in Los Angeles.

" Riverdale " has shut down production for the day following the news of Luke Perry ' s death this morning, Variety has learned. He died Monday morning after suffering a massive stroke last Wednesday. It is unknown at this time how the show will address his death and whether his character

" Riverdale " has shut down production for the day following the news of Luke Perry ' s death Monday morning, Variety has learned. In addition, series executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and Jon Goldwater issued the following statement along with Warner.

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Riverdale” has shut down production for the day following the news of Luke Perry’s death this morning, Variety has learned.

In addition, series executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Jon Goldwater issued the following statement along with WBTV and The CW:

‘Riverdale’ Shuts Down Production in Wake of Luke Perry’s Death © JACK ROWAND “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.”

Perry played Fred Andrews, the father of Archie Andrews, on the CW series and had been with the show from the very beginning. He died Monday morning after suffering a massive stroke last Wednesday.

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The 'Beverly Hills, 90210' cast found a way to honor the late Luke Perry. During a new episode of Brian Austin Green's podcast ... with Brian Austin Green, the 45-year-old actor -- who played David Silver on the iconic '90s teen show -- said that the cast recently reunited at a private gathering to celebrate Perry's life. Perry died on March 4 after suffering a massive stroke. Green says the cast reunited at the home of Gabrielle Carteris, who played Andrea Zuckerman on 90210. "[I saw] people I hadn’t seen in at least 18 years, at least," he said.

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