The Cast Of ‘Friends’ Continue To Share Memories Of The Late Matthew Perry

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“Friends” star Matthew Perry passed away in October at the age of 54 in what appeared to be an incident of drowning in his hot tub. An official cause of death remains under investigation. The autopsy has been completed, and a toxicology report is pending. Following an intimate memorial ceremony, his “Friends” costars continue to share memories they each made with their longtime friend before his untimely passing.

Courtney Cox, who played Monica Gellar on the show, serving as Perry’s character Chandler Bing’s primary love interest, shared a clip from the episode in which their characters first get together. The actress recalls Perry’s excellent comedic timing and humble personality.


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Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay on the hit sitcom, reflected on the life lessons Perry taught her throughout the decade of filming the show.


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Matt LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribiani, Perry’s character’s roommate and best friend, shared a heartwarming message about the enduring power of their friendship, which felt more like brotherhood.


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David Schwimmer, who played Ross Gellar, Perry’s character’s second roommate, also stressed Perry’s generosity and humanity. Perry went on to found the Perry House in Malibu, California, as a sober living facility following his own struggles with addiction.


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Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green on the show, shared a photo from the pair’s first table read as costars, and a haunting clip of Perry saying goodbye to her in a touching scene from the show’s later seasons.


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The group previously provided a statement to People regarding the loss of Perry.

“We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family,” their statement reads. “There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.”


“In time we will say more, as and when we are able,” the statement continues. “For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world.”

The message was signed by  Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc and Schwimmer. The smash hit show famously centered on a circle of friends in their 20s navigating life and love in New York City’s West Village. Perry starred as the sarcastic and humorously awkward Chandler Bing in a performance so memorable he earned a 2002 Emmy nomination.

Fans of the show continue to express gratitude for the cast’s lasting impact on generations of viewers. The toxicology report on Perry’s passing is yet to be released to the public.

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