"Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all," Riverdale producers said in a statement. "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."
Christine Elise McCarthy
McCarthy captioned the above photo with the following statement via Instagram:
With the heaviest of hearts, I am stunned and devastated to tell you that Luke passed away. I am still in shock and I have no words beyond saying he was a truly kind gentleman. He will be mourned and missed by everyone who knew him and the millions who love him.
RIP, dearie Luke. Your time here was far too short.