The display selected to not cope with the destiny of the Fred Andrews persona performed via Luke Perry.Perry died in March after struggling an enormous stroke. He was once 52. The collection writer and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa instructed The Hollywood Reporter: "When Luke handed, we had already damaged and written a large number of the tip of the season.""I imply, it was once simply devastating," Aguirre-Sacasa stated. "And we would have liked to honor Luke, and work out the easiest way to maintain the nature of Fred Andrews within the display, so we type of stated, you understand what? Let's no longer squeeze, let's no longer rush to squeeze one thing into the finale, or into the closing couple of episodes, let's actually take into accounts it, and let's inform that tale originally of season 4."After Perry's demise, Aguirre-Sacasa stated Season three was once devoted to the celebrity's reminiscence.Luke Perry's ultimate look on 'Riverdale' was once quick and bittersweetHe stated Perry, whose persona is the daddy of Archie Andrews, was once "one of the vital hearts of the display.""We needed to make the effort to know how the display will exchange [without Fred], and the way shall we easiest cope with that," Aguirre-Sacasa stated.The showrunner additionally shared that Molly Ringwald, who performs Archie's mother Mary, presented to be to be had for extra scenes within the wake of Perry's demise, one thing Aguirre-Sacasa stated they took her up on.