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Actor Luke Perry, who starred in ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ and ‘Riverdale’ has died at the age of 52 after suffering a stroke.
KJ Apa is still looking for the right words to describe the effect of the late Luke Perry had on his life.
The young “Riverdale” actor played Perry’s son (Archie) in the CW series and is finally opening up about the 52-year-old’s tragic death.
During an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Friday, Apa said: “It’s not every day you come across a guy like Luke.”
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“Luke is the type of person who has done everything he can to be who you are, no matter how big or small you are, feel comfortable and feel welcome. It is difficult to put into words how that feels for me,” he added.
“We had a very close relationship,” the 21-year-old revealed. “He would call my parents every week and keep them posted on how I’m doing. He and my father were always texting each other.”
Apa said that he hopes “like that” on a day when Fallon said, “You can be like that. You’re like that.”
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Perry died on March 4 after suffering a stroke on 27 February at his home in Los Angeles.
When the news first broke, Apa, paying tribute to Perry with a photo of him smiling on a boat on the social media. “Rest in love bro,” he wrote.
Later, Fallon held up the shot on the talk show. “That is my favorite photo of Luke,” Apa said. “I think he’s in complete and perfect peace in that photo. He’s living the dream.”
Last Wednesday, it was Perry’s final episode on “Riverdale,” and it is not sure how his character, Fred, will be written off of the show. The series’ showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, admitted that the cast is still coming to terms with Perry’s death.
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“You know, to be honest, we are, I think, are all still in shock and are all still processing and grieving,” said he, “Entertainment Tonight.” “We know that We have to address it in a certain way, but we give ourselves a bit of time and space before we figure out the best way to honor him.”