A Look At How Friends Cast Paid Tribute To Matthew Perry


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The world mourned the loss of Matthew Perry as news broke of his passing at the age of 54, confirmed by the Los Angeles Police Department on Oct. 28. Reports, citing law enforcement sources, indicated that the Emmy-nominated actor tragically drowned in a hot tub at his LA area residence.

While the LAPD spokesperson mentioned that the cause of Perry's death would take some time to determine, the Los Angeles coroner’s office updated the case online a day later, stating that the cause of death had been “deferred.” This typically indicates that an autopsy has been completed, but further investigation is needed.

In the aftermath of the shocking news, friends and co-stars paid heartfelt tributes to Perry and his impressive four-decade career in television, with his iconic portrayal of Chandler Bing on NBC’s Friends for 10 seasons standing out prominently.

The passing of Matthew Perry left a profound impact on people worldwide. His exceptional acting talent and unforgettable portrayal of Chandler Bing resonated deeply, and the ripple of his comedic genius reached across the globe. Though it was a heartbreaking day, the love and condolences poured in from fans, friends, and colleagues, ensuring that his legacy will endure in the hearts of many.

Matt LeBlanc Tribute To Metthew Perry

Matt LeBlanc paid tribute to his former co-strat, best friend that was more like a brother, and a TV roommate with an unbreakable bond on November 14th, after keeping his heart heavy for long. 


He posted their most heartwarming and hilarious moments photos with a caption that says:


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.

And I guess you’re keeping the 20 bucks you owe me.”

Courteney Cox Tribute To Metthew Perry

What can we say about Coutney Cox? It must be a great heartbreak feeling towards Matthew. On November 15th, She paid tribute to her beloved real life friend, former co-star, on-screen friend who turned into boyfriend and then into her husband, a perfect friend to lover couple Chandler and Monica were, we all know that right? 


Well she posted a video of their scene from where their love phase started in the series Friends on her Instagram with a caption that says:

“I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day.

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.

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. He was funny and he was kind.”

Jennifer Aniston Tribute To Metthew Perry

On November 15, she got the courage to pay tribute and speak about her emotional bond with Matthew and Chandler. She shared most heartwarming moments through the photos she posted, the photos were from both on-screen and off-screen moments. One was from the friends set while holding their scripts, the other one was a cute chat between both, and the last one was the moment from the series where Rachel was leaving for her job. 


So, let's have a look at what Rachel/Jennifer posted on her instagram about Matthew and her caption was:

“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. We all experience loss at some point in our lives. Loss of life or loss of love. Being able to really SIT in this grief allows you to feel the moments of joy and gratitude for having loved someone that deep. And we loved him deeply. He was such a part of our DNA. We were always the 6 of us. This was a chosen family that forever changed the course of who we were and what our path was going to be. For Matty, he KNEW he loved to make people laugh. As he said himself, if he didn't hear the ‘laugh’ he thought he was going to die. His life literally depended on it. And boy did he succeed in doing just that. He made all of us laugh. And laugh hard. In the last couple weeks, I’ve been poring over our texts to one another. Laughing and crying then laughing again. I’ll keep them forever and ever. I found one text that he sent me out of nowhere one day. It says it all. (See the second slide…)

Matty, I love you so much and I know you are now completely at peace and out of any pain. I talk to you every day… sometimes I can almost hear you saying “could you BE any crazier?”

Rest little brother
You always made my day…”

David Schwimmer Tribute To Metthew Perry

How can Ross not? Ahh, on November 15, David paid a heartfelt tribute to Metthew who was his amazing co-star, friend, an on-screen brother-in-law he panicked at first then made sure only he marries his sister. So, what should he say about that, must be heartbreaking news to him. 


He posted a moment from the Series where they were at a thanksgiving party having there best time, with a caption:


Thank you for ten incredible years of laughter and creativity.

I will never forget your impeccable comic timing and delivery. You could take a straight line of dialogue and bend it to your will, resulting in something so entirely original and unexpectedly funny it still astonishes.

And you had heart. Which you were generous with, and shared with us, so we could create a family out of six strangers.

This photo is from one of my favorite moments with you. Now it makes me smile and grieve at the same time.

I imagine you up there, somewhere, in the same white suit, hands in your pockets, looking around—

“Could there BE any more clouds?”

Lisa Kudrow Tribute To Metthew Perry

The most relatable character to chandler, and the one who matches his energy more than anyone. Lisa gave her tribute on November 16, to her co-star, beloved friend both on and off-screen, and has characters that matched each other's energy and weirdness. 


Here’s she posted a picture with Matthew with a caption that says:

“Shot the pilot, Friends Like Us, got picked up then immediately, we were at the NBC Upfronts. Then…

You suggested we play poker AND made it so much fun while we initially bonded. Thank you for that.

Thank you for making me laugh so hard at something you said, that my muscles ached, and tears poured down my face EVERY DAY.

Thank you for your open heart in a six way relationship that required compromise. And a lot of “talking.”

Thank you for showing up at work when you weren’t well and then, being completely brilliant.

Thank you for the best 10 years a person gets to have.

Thank you for trusting me.

Thank you for all I learned about GRACE and LOVE through knowing you.

Thank you for the time I got to have with you, Matthew.”


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