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'Riverdale' Fans Warned Ahead of Luke Perry's Tribute Episode: 'It's Bursting With Sadness'

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By Whitney Vasquez

"Riverdale" fans have been anxiously awaiting for the cast to address Luke Perry's death on the show, and now that it's here, they are being warned.

The show's creator, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, took to Instagram on Tuesday, one day ahead of the Season 4 premiere titled, "A Farewell to Fred Andrews."

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Showcasing an old photo of Perry with his former castmates Skeet Ulrich, Cole Sprouse and KJ Apa, Aguirre-Sacasa wrote, "Tonight Season 4 of #Riverdale premieres. With an episode that honors our friend Luke. I love this picture of him with the boys."

Warning fans, "It's an episode that's bursting with sadness, but even more so with love."

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He said that he's "humbled by the outstanding, heroic work everyone did on it."

Turning the tables to his late friend Perry, Aguirre-Sacasa ended his heartwrenching post by writing, "I hope you like it, Luke. As Archie says about his dad, 'You will always be a part of Riverdale.'"

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Fans have been waiting for "Riverdale" to address Perry's death since he passed away while filming last season in March.

The only talk of Fred Andrews has been that he was away on a trip, leaving Archie alone with his mother, played by Molly Ringwald.

Back in July, they announced Perry's "90210" co-star Shannen Doherty would guest star on the first episode paying tribute to her longtime friend.

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As The Blast reported, the "Riverdale" cast had a tearful first table reading while rehearsing for the tribute episode.

Mädchen Amick, who plays Alice Cooper, shared a photo of the cast during their session and wrote, "There was nothing but love, memories and mourning for our beloved Luke as we honor him in our first episode back #wemissyouluke."

Perry made his last appearance on "Riverdale" in April, and fans were left in tears.

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