Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer, the beloved cast of “Friends,” expressed their grief over Matthew Perry’s tragic death in their first public response since his passing on Saturday. Speaking to People magazine, they emphasised that their bond went beyond being co-stars; they were a family as reported by Jacarandafm.
Matthew Perry, renowned for his role as the witty Chandler Bing in the iconic TV series “Friends,” captured hearts worldwide. The show chronicled the lives of six friends in New York City and enjoyed a decade-long run from 1994 to 2004.
Perry, aged 54, was found unconscious in his home’s hot tub by first responders on Saturday and couldn’t be revived, as revealed by law enforcement sources to the Los Angeles Times.
In their statement, the ‘Friends’ cast members said, “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family.” They acknowledged the enormity of their loss but explained they needed time to grieve and process the tragedy before sharing more.
They conveyed, “In time we will say more, as and when we are able. For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world.”
Despite Matthew Perry’s well-documented struggles with addiction and health issues, his sudden passing has touched the hearts of Hollywood celebrities and ‘Friends’ fans across the globe.
Gwyneth Paltrow, who had a brief romance with Perry before their worldwide fame, shared her feelings on Instagram, saying, “He was so funny and so sweet and so much fun to be with… I am super sad today, as so many of us are. I hope Matthew is at peace at long last. I really do.”
Maggie Wheeler, known for her role as Janice, Chandler’s on-and-off girlfriend, also paid her respects on social media. She posted, “What a loss. The world will miss you Matthew Perry.”
Morgan Fairchild, who portrayed Chandler’s mother, expressed her heartbreak, emphasising Perry’s incredible talent. “The loss of such a brilliant young actor is a shock,” she wrote.
Marta Kauffman and David Crane, co-creators of “Friends,” along with executive producer Kevin Bright, released a statement saying they were deeply saddened and still in disbelief about Perry’s death.
Meanwhile, fans have gathered outside Matthew Perry’s house in Los Angeles to lay flowers, while in New York’s West Village, they’ve converged at the “Friends” apartment building to pay their respects.
The exact cause of Perry’s death remains unknown, with an inconclusive initial post-mortem examination and pending toxicology results. TMZ reported that no illicit drugs were found at his home, but various medications, including anti-depressants and anxiety medication, were discovered.
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