KJ Apa, who plays Archie Andrews on Riverdale, just shared a message about his onscreen father, Luke Perry.
Perry, who played Fred Andrews on the hit show, passed away on Monday, March 4 after suffering a massive stroke.
Apa shared a photo of his TV father on Instagram with the message, “Rest in Love bro.”
Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge, also shared a tribute on Instagram for Perry.
“He took care of us all. An authentic man who took pleasure in offering us his guidance and wisdom,” she captioned a photo of the pair.
“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.”
She continued, “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.”
Madelaine Petsch, who plays Cheryl Blossom, also wrote a touching message.
“Luke, I am so lucky to have known you & gotten so close to you these last 3 years. You were such a light in our lives; the most genuine & kind soul I will ever know,” she wrote.
“From day one of this show, you were the most amazing mentor to me. Thank you for teaching me not only about this industry but also about kindness and being a family and how to foster and nurture those important relationships… you were the absolute best at that.”
She continued, “I love you, Luke, you and those sweet forehead kisses will forever be missed.”