The cast of Riverdale is struggling to move forward following the loss of their beloved cast member Luke Perry. Perry sadly passed away on Monday, March 4 after suffering from a severe stroke.
A number of the cast members shared their thoughts on Perry’s passing on social media and revealed how much they’re going to miss him.
“Luke Perry… you were a joyful and vibrant soul. You will be missed but most certainly your legacy will be remembered forever. Rest in love and peace, friend. #Riverdale,” the Riverdale writers wrote on Twitter.
Madelaine Petsch, who plays Cheryl Blossom, wrote an emotional Instagram post.
“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. From day one of this show you were the most amazing mentor to me,” she wrote.
“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. I love you Luke, you and those sweet forehead kisses will forever be missed.”
Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper, was heartbroken on Twitter.
“I’m finding it hard to grasp that he will no longer be around to give long hugs and share his wisdom and kindness with all of us,” she said.
“I’m thinking of his family. His children. I pray for them to heal and find peace in this devastating loss. I just can’t believe it.”
Marisol Nichols, who plays Mrs. Lodge, wrote, “I don’t have any words now. Maybe I will later,” and Molly Ringwald said, “My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family. #LukePerry.”