The Friends cast is very sad because their friend Matthew Perry has passed away suddenly. The cast, including Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer, released a joint statement expressing their grief and love for Matthew. They mentioned that they were more than just co-stars; they were like a family. Right now, they need time to mourn and process this heartbreaking loss. They also send their thoughts and love to Matthew’s family, friends, and all his fans worldwide.
Matthew Perry played the character Chandler Bing on Friends for 10 years, and he did an outstanding job that earned him an Emmy nomination in 2002.
The creators of Friends, Marta Kauffman, David Crane, and Kevin Bright, also shared their shock and deep sadness over Matthew’s passing. They said they felt blessed to have him in their lives and that he was a brilliant talent who truly made the role of Chandler Bing his own. They praised his humor, intelligence, and kindness.
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Maggie Wheeler, who played Chandler’s on-and-off TV girlfriend Janice, expressed her sadness and remembered the joy Matthew brought to everyone. Morgan Fairchild, who portrayed Chandler’s mother on the show, also shared her grief and offered condolences.
Matthew Perry once wrote in his book that being on Friends was both exciting and challenging, especially since he was in the public eye. He talked about the stages of fame and how he found stability in his family and friends.
I’m heartbroken about the untimely death of my “son”, Matthew Perry. The loss of such a brilliant young actor is a shock. I’m sending love & condolences to his friends & family, especially his dad, John Bennett Perry, who I worked with on Flamingo Road & Falcon Crest. #RIPMatthew pic.twitter.com/QWMsBVJEAr
— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) October 29, 2023
In 2021, the Friends cast reunited for a special episode, and they felt like they could pick up where they left off because of their strong connection. Matthew Perry also discussed how his co-stars supported him during his struggles with substance abuse.
Matthew Perry was found dead at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 54. There were no drugs or signs of foul play at the scene. An autopsy has been done, but the cause of death is pending further investigation.