Devastated ‘Friends’ Cast Mourns the Passing of Co-Star Matthew Perry

The cast of Friends
The cast of Friends
Following the death of their beloved 'Friend' and a jointly released statement, the co-stars have now individually commented on Perry's sudden death. 

In the brief joint statement published by People magazine last month, Jennfier Aniston, along with fellow “Friends” cast members Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer spoke out publicly for the first time since news broke that Perry had passed away.

They said they would say more about the loss when they were able to.

 Matt LeBlanc was the first ‘Friends’ star to individually speak out. 

The actor, best known for playing Joey Tribbiani in Friends took to Instagram on Tuesday to remember his co-star of 10 years, who unexpectedly passed away on 28 October aged 54.

”Matthew, It is with a heavy heart I say goodbye. The times we had together are honestly among the favorite times of my life.” “It was an honor to share the stage with you and to call you my friend. I will always smile when I think of you and I’ll never forget you. Never. Spread your wings and fly brother you’re finally free. Much love.” The actor comedically wrapped up the caption: “And I guess you’re keeping the 20 bucks you owe me.” 

Where are they now? 25 years after it first aired, the cast of Friends have enjoyed more success than others. REUTERS

Courteney Cox also posted on Instagram on Tuesday.

”I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day,” Cox captioned an outtake from the series. ”When you work with someone as closely as I did with Matthew, there are thousands of moments I wish I could share. For now here’s one of my favorites.”

Matthew and Courteney starred together on Friends from 1994 to 2004 – Matthew as Chandler Bing, and Courteney as Monica Geller. ”To give a little backstory, Chandler and Monica were supposed to have a one night fling in London. But because of the audience’s reaction, it became the beginning of their love story,” “In this scene, before we started rolling, he whispered a funny line for me to say. He often did things like that.” She concluded, “He was funny and he was kind.”

Jennifer Aniston paid tribute to her late “Friends co-star on Wednesday in an Instagram post with a black and white photo of Aniston and Perry laughing together during a cast script reading.

“Oh boy this one has cut deep… Having to say goodbye to our Matty has been an insane wave of emotions that I’ve never experienced before,” Aniston wrote on the social media platform.

Referring to her former “Friends” cast as her “chosen family,” Aniston reflected on how much Perry meant to her and the entire group.

“We loved him deeply. He was such a part of our DNA. We were always the 6 of us,” she added.

Aniston said Perry reveled in making people laugh, like “his life literally depended on it.”

She shared that she will keep his text messages forever and they will have her “Laughing and crying then laughing again.”

Aniston posted a text message between the two.

“Making you laugh just made my day. It made my day,” Perry texted Aniston, referencing the day the first picture in her slideshow was taken.

“Awww the first of THOUSANDS of times…,” Aniston texted back.

She finished her post by saying she loves him and “Rest little brother. You always made my day.”


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