‘Friends’ Cast Mourns the Loss of Matthew Perry: A Devastating Statement
• The ‘Friends’ cast released a joint statement expressing their profound grief over the untimely death of their beloved co-star, Matthew Perry.
• The statement acknowledges the immense love for his family and friends, concluding with an homage to one of the show’s iconic titles.
• Perry’s passing follows the much-anticipated reunion of the ‘Friends’ cast for an HBO Max special in 2021.
• Perry was tragically found lifeless in a hot tub on Saturday afternoon and pronounced deceased at the scene.
• His death leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew him and millions of devoted fans worldwide; he will be remembered as a talented actor and cherished friend whose impact will never be forgotten.
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer come together to express their profound grief over the untimely death of their beloved co-star. Matthew Perry, known for his role as Chandler Bing on the iconic show ‘Friends,’ tragically passed away at the age of 54 due to an apparent drowning at his California home.
In a joint statement released Monday, the ‘Friends’ cast shared their heartfelt emotions. “The loss of Matthew shatters us. We were more than just colleagues; we were a family,” the statement reads, as obtained by People. “Words can’t fully capture our anguish at this moment. We need time to process and mourn this unimaginable loss.”
The statement reassures there will be more to say when they can find the strength. But for now, their thoughts and love are with Matthew’s family, friends, and all those who adored him worldwide.
Perry’s passing comes after the much-anticipated reunion of the ‘Friends’ cast for an HBO Max special in 2021. In his deeply personal memoir, ‘Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing,’ the late actor expressed his gratitude for his supportive castmates amid his struggles with addiction. He likened their bond to penguins, who come together to support and uplift each other.
Marta Kauffman, David Crane, and Kevin Bright, the co-creators and executive producer of ‘Friends, shared their grief. “We are shocked and profoundly saddened by the loss of our dear friend Matthew,” they wrote. “He was an extraordinary talent who breathed life into the character of Chandler Bing as no one else could. We feel blessed to have had him in our lives.”
The statement further celebrates Perry’s brilliance and infectious personality, both on and off-screen. It acknowledges the immense love for his family and friends, concluding with a poignant reference to the iconic episode title: “This truly is The One Where Our Hearts Are Broken.”
As the details of Perry’s tragic death continue to emerge, it has been reported that he was discovered lifeless in his hot tub on Saturday afternoon. Authorities responded to a distress call and found Perry submerged in the water, unresponsive. Despite their efforts, he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The loss of Matthew Perry leaves a void in the hearts of his family, friends, and millions of devoted fans. He will be remembered as a talented actor and a cherished friend whose impact on the world will never be forgotten.