Production has been shut down on hit US teen drama Riverdale following the shock death of star Luke Perry.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 actor passed away at a hospital in California at the age of 52 just days after suffering a massive stroke.
Bosses at CW, the TV network behind his hit show Riverdale, have now released a statement after confirming they’ve stopped filming.
They stated: "We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry.
"A beloved member of the Riverdale, Warner Bros and CW family.
"Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart a true friend to all
"A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast.
"Luke was incredibly generous and he infused the set with love and kindness.
"Our thoughts are with Luke’s family during this most difficult time."
Perry found fame with a whole new generation of fans when he landed a role in the teen drama in 2017.
He played Archie’s dad Fred Andrews in the show.
Luke passed away Monday morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, California.
He had been rushed to hospital last week suffering from a huge stroke.
His rep confirmed the sad news in a statement, revealing that Luke had been surrounded by his family when he slipped away.
"Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke," said his rep.
"He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiance Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder and other close family and friends."
The statement added: "The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time."
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