Luke Perry dead at 52

Apparently, he had a stroke last week and passed today. He's always just been there, a part of the tv landscape since I started watching, much like David Hasselhoff.

RIP.

Damn. There was part of me that had a tough time accepting that an actor who played a teenage heart-throb on Beverly Hills 90201 back when I was young was now playing the father of a teenage heart-throb on Riverdale. And if that didn't make me feel old enough, he died.

He was emblematic of Riverdale in many ways: start with an obvious joke ("Archie Comics, but Twin Peaks," "Teen icon now playing parent,"), and execute with such straight-faced conviction and sincerity, it becomes great. Very sad and shocking, he'll be missed.

Shoot, I really like him on Riverdale

Seemed like a decent person. Sad he died at such a young age.

Buffy's first boyfriend.