Jennifer Aniston shares text from Matthew Perry as she and David Schwimmer pay tribute to their co-star | Ents & Arts News


Friends stars Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer have paid tribute to Matthew Perry.

Aniston, who played Rachel Green on the show, wrote in an Instagram post: “Oh boy this one cut deep… Saying goodbye to our Matty has been an insane wave of emotions like 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 moments of joy and gratitude for having loved someone so deeply. And we loved him deeply. He was such a part of our DNA. We were always the six of us.

“This was a chosen family that forever changed the course of who we were and what our path should 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 he managed to do. just that.

“He made us all laugh. And laugh hard. For the last few weeks I’ve been pouring over our texts to each other. Laughing and crying and laughing again. I’ll keep them forever and ever. I found one text that he sent me out of nowhere one day That says it all.

“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 say “could you BE any more crazy? “

“Rest little brother. You always made my day.”

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Aniston also posted a photo of a text exchange with Perry, in which he said, “Making you laugh just made my day.”

Meanwhile, Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller in the sitcom, said: “Matty, 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 completely original and unexpectedly hilarious that it still amazes.

“And you had heart. That you were generous with and shared with us so we could make a family out of six strangers.

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

Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer in Friends.  Image: Everett/Shutterstock
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Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer in Friends. Image: Everett/Shutterstock

“I imagine you up there, somewhere, in the same white suit, hands in your pockets, looking around – ‘could there BE more clouds?'”

Perry54, died last month after a apparent drowning at his home in Los Angeles. His death is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office following an autopsy with toxicology tests.

He played it nimble Chandler Bing in the beloved sitcom between 1994 and 2004.

LeBlanc, who played Chandler’s best friend Joey Tribbiani on the show, said in an Instagram post Tuesday that “the times we had together are honestly among the favorite times of my life.”

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In an emotional tribute, LeBlanc wrote: “I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day.”

“It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye.

“It was an honor to share the stage with you and call you my friend. I will always smile when I think of you and I will never forget you. Never.

“Spread your wings and fly brother you are finally free. Much love.

“And I guess you keep the $20 you owe me.”

(L-R) Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox in Friends.  Image: NBC/Everett/Shutterstock
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(L-R) Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox in Friends. Image: NBC/Everett/Shutterstock

Courteney Cox, who played Chandler’s wife Monica Geller on Friendssaid on Tuesday: “I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day.

Taking to Instagram, she shared what she described as one of her favorite moments with her friend “Matty”.

“To give a little backstory, Chandler and Monica were supposed to have a one-night stand in London. But because of the audience’s reaction, it became the beginning of their love story.

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“In this scene, before we started rolling, he whispered a funny line that I had to say. He often did that kind of thing. He was funny and he was kind.”

Tributes poured in after Perry’s deathincluding messages from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – who went to the same school as the actor – and Sarah, Duchess of York, who made a cameo appearance in Friends.

Undated handout file photo issued by HBO Max of the Friends reunion special (left to right) Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer.  Friends???  The star Matthew Perry has been found dead at his home in Los Angeles, according to reports in the United States.  Issue date: Sunday 29 October 2023.
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The six stars at the 2021 Friends reunion special

In a joint statement released after his death on October 28, his friends – LeBlanc, Cox, Aniston, Swimming and Lisa Kudrow – said: “We are all so completely devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just co-stars. We are a family.

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“There is so much to say, but right now we want to take a moment to grieve and process this unimaginable loss.”

They were also among 20 mourners at Perry’s funeral in the Hollywood Hills earlier this month.

Starring in the American TV sitcom "Friends" (L to R) Courteney Cox, Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston pose for photos at Channel 4 TV Center on March 25.  The cast are in the UK to film the final episode of their current series.

Perry was open about his struggles with substance abuse and addiction and set up a sober living facility for men with similar problems.

A fund has now been established to help others struggling with the disease.


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