LUKE PERRY FINAL FAREWELL ON ‘RIVERDALE’ … Character’s Emotional Sendoff

By TMZ

Spoiler alert … Luke Perry’s character just got a touching sendoff on the new season of “Riverdale” … with the TV show bidding farewell following the actor’s death.

The hit CW series said goodbye to Luke’s character, Fred Andrews, during Wednesday’s season premiere … killing off Fred 5 minutes into the new season, and then giving him an emotional funeral.

KJ Apa’s character, Archie, is sitting in Pop’s having breakfast when he gets a phone call before dropping his phone and falling to his knees. In the next scene, Archie is at home when a cop tells him Fred was driving home to Riverdale when he died in a hit and run.

Later in the episode, Luke’s character is laid to rest. KJ and Cole Sprouse help carry the casket into the cemetery … folks start saying their goodbyes, and that’s when things get super emotional.

We broke the story … Luke died back in March following a massive stroke.

“Riverdale” previously honored Luke with an “In Memoriam” tribute in the first episode to air after his passing … and now his character is gone for good.

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