The CW Family Mourns the Loss of RIVERDALE's Luke Perry, 52

Riverdale -- Image Number: RVD01_AS_FRED1_2175.jpg -- Pictured: Luke Perry as Fred Andrews -- Photo: Art Streiber/The CW -- �© 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved

News of the passing of actor Luke Perry has sent shockwaves through the entertainment community and social networks today. The beloved entertainer and current star of The CW's RIVERDALE never recovered after suffering what was deemed a "massive" stroke last week.

Fans and friends alike, amassed over years of memorable roles such as heartthrob Dylan McKay of Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000), Pike in theatrical Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), bull rider Lane Frost in 8 Seconds (1994), and Fred Andrews aka the best actual parent in Riverdale, is being remembered today as a kind, generous soul who made time for others and shared fatherly wisdom on set with the young cast of his current CW drama. We're saddened to learn of his passing, and send our prayers, thoughts, and best wishes to both his actual and RIVERDALE families. His talents and beautiful soul will surely be missed by all.

Media outlets are sharing tributes both to the man and his beloved characters...

While his RIVERDALE cast and crew come to terms with the loss of their friend and co-star...

...and fellow CW stars of past and present, directors, and producers share thoughts, dedications, and memories of the one and only Luke Perry.

Thanks for decades worth of memories and entertainment. RIVERDALE will never be the same.