'Riverdale' Star KJ Apa Sends Loving Tribute to TV Dad Luke Perry
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In related news, the series saw a 30 percent spike for total viewers for its Wednesday, March 6 episode, which marked the first episode that aired after the death of Perry.

AceShowbiz - KJ Apa has broken his silence following the death of his "Riverdale" co-star Luke Perry. Apa, who plays Perry's on-screen son Archie Andrews on The CW's series, took to his Instagram account on Thursday, March 7 to share a sweet photo of the late actor.

The photo saw Perry smiling brightly while riding a boat. "Rest in Love bro," Apa simply captioned the pic. Co-star Skeet Ulrich, who portrays F.P. Jones, wrote in the comment section, "Never forgotten... always with us."

Meanwhile, a slew of other "Riverdale" cast members, including Mark Consuelos, Jordan Connor, Casey Cott and Marisol Nichols, left multiple red heart emojis.

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Rest in Love bro.

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Prior to this, Apa seemingly expressed his feelings through Third Eye Blind's song "The Background" by sharing a screenshot of the song on his Instagram Stories. The lyrics of the song, which is about moving on after the loss of a loved one, included, "Everything is quiet/ Since you're not around/ And I live in the numbness now/ In the background."

Perry passed away due to a massive stroke on February 27. He was 52.

In related news, "Riverdale" saw a 30 percent spike among adults 55 and up, and a 10 percent jump in terms of total viewers for the Wednesday, March 6 episode. The episode, titled "Fire Walk With Me", marked the first episode following the devastating news.

It generated a 0.378 rating in the 55+ demo, an increase compared to last week's "Requiem for a Welterweight" that had a 0.290 rating in that older-adults range. Additionally, the latest episode had 964,000 overall audience members. It had 86,000 more "live" total viewers compared with the previous outing which had 878,000 viewers.

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