• Luke Perry passed away in 2019
  • Among other things, he was known for 'Riverdale'
  • The cast of the series commemorates him

As 'Riverdale' draws to a close after seven seasons, the cast is reflecting on their forever bond with late costar Luke Perry. The actor sadly passed away out of nowhere leaving a big hold in the hearts of friends and family alike. In an interview with 'Vulture' conducted before the strike on Hollywood has seen productions stop, Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes and Madelaine Petsch reminisced about the lasting positive impact Perry had on them and the show. The actor died of a stroke in March 2019 at the age of 52.

Remembering Luke

"Luke was an oracle for me and for a lot of the people on the show," said Petsch. "Especially in guiding us during those first two years of chaos and confusion and the rise to success.  I think he’s a huge reason why the show is where it is today." Cole Sprouse chimed in that Luke seemed to have a way of anticipating everything the actors "would be going through" throughout their time on the show. The show actually launched many of their careers, but Luke was already a seasoned veteran.

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"I often think about how [Perry] would be sitting answering these questions if he were still with us," Sprouse, 31, said. "We were lucky to work with him," said Camilla Mendes.

The stars also fondly recalled his demeanor and sense of style. Petsch, remembered how he would wear his "little glasses" while Sprouse said he had a "beautiful and passionate" way of speaking "where he got super-close to your face." 

Luke is still a big missing hole in the production, even though the team has managed to keep going. "We suffered a huge, huge, huge loss and it’s something we’re going to be feeling for as long as we’re lucky enough to keep making the show," showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told 'Entertainment Tonight.'

The final season of 'Riverdale' airs Wednesdays, so be sure to tune in.