KJ Apa shares how Luke Perry was like family to him

Publish Date
Monday, 29 April 2019, 1:28PM

Apart from a few Instagram posts, KJ Apa has been relatively quiet about the passing of fellow Riverdale actor Luke Perry. 

The late actor - who played Fred Andrews on the hit CW series - passed away last month at the age of 52 after suffering a stroke, and now KJ, who played his on-screen son Archie Andrews, has heaped the praise on his kind and caring attitude.

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Brought my son to set today

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Speaking on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, KJ said: "It's not every day you come across a guy like Luke. Luke is the kind of person who did everything he can to make whoever you are, no matter how big or small you are, feel comfortable and feel welcome. It's hard to kind of put into words how that makes me feel."

The 21-year-old Kiwi star went on to reveal Luke treated him like a son even away from the cameras, and would often phone up his parents to let them know how their son was doing.

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Rest in Love bro.

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Speaking during an appearance on 'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon' on Friday, he added: "He would call my parents every week and keep them updated on how I'm doing. If I had a cold or something he'd be like, 'I got him, I brought some Gatorade to his apartment the other day.' He made such a huge effort from the very beginning. I wish I could be like that."