Perry starred on the show as Fred Andrews, Archie's dad, serving as one of the moral pillars of the series and often giving Archie advice that he only sometimes took.
"We're definitely gonna obviously have to address it at some point," Apa said. "[Possibly] that [means] Molly [Ringwald] stepping in as more of an active parent for Archie, but that all depends on the availability of the actors around us. So, you know, we'll do what we can."
With Riverdale gearing up for its season finale in just a few episodes, it's possible that the show will write in Perry's passing when Season 4 premieres.
"His legacy is gonna live on in the lives around him, that he worked with, you know?" Apa said. "I'm never gonna forget him and I think it's still very fresh and we're all still dealing with it."
Ahead of the episode, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted that he wishes the scenes between Fred and Archie "could go on forever."
This week’s #Riverdale is the last episode Luke filmed. As always, Fred’s imparting words of wisdom to Archie. A beautiful, true moment between a father and his son. Wish these scenes could go on forever...❤️🏆💎👨🏻💻 pic.twitter.com/meokbvo0Wt— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) April 22, 2019
Aguirre-Sacasa spoke to Entertainment Tonight last month and revealed that the series will address Perry's death in a narrative way.
"You know, honestly, we are I think all still in shock and are all still processing and grieving," he said. "We know that we have to address it in some way, but we're giving ourselves a little bit of time and space before we figure out the best way to honor him."
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