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Riverdale is gearing up for its fourth season, and it's a bittersweet time for the cast. Following Luke Perry's death in March, the show will finally address his character Fred's death in the upcoming premiere episode. As the cast sat down for the first table read, they took a moment to remember their beloved costar. "There was nothing but love, memories and mourning for our beloved Luke as we honor him in our first episode back ❤️," Mädchen Amick (Alice Cooper) captioned a group photo with the hashtags #wemissyouluke and #inmemoriam.
Perry — who died at the age of 52 in March after suffering a massive stroke — made his last appearance as Archie's dad in April. While the remaining episodes of season three were dedicated in his honor, the show decided to wait to address his character's absence. In June, the show's creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa took to Twitter to share a photo of the script for the season four premiere, which is titled "In Memoriam." "Probably the most important episode of #Riverdale we'll do this year, if not ever," he wrote. "A tribute to our fallen friend. Thankful for this opportunity to honor Luke & Fred."