Many have shared their stories and paid tribute to Matthew Perry, noting how the popular actor touched their lives.
“Friends” co-star Jennifer Aniston recently shared copies of Perry’s final text messages to her in her first comments since Perry’s death on Oct. 28. His body was found in a hot tub at his southern California Home.
A toxicology report is pending, but authorities noted no signs of foul play and no evidence of alcohol or illegal drugs on the property. At this time, the cause of death is listed as “deferred.”
Aniston shared an old photo on Instagram of her and Perry preparing for their first taping of “Friends.” In the original text, Perry wrote, “Making you laugh just made my day. It made my day 😊”
Aniston replied, “Awww, the first of THOUSANDS of times…”
The repost of the pic included a tribute to her friend. Aniston wrote:
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 pouring 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…)
The post has received more than 6 million “likes.”
David Schwimmer, the actor who co-starred as Ross in “Friends,” also posted a throwback photo and tribute to his friend, Matthew. He wrote:
“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?
“Friends” stars and family attended Perry’s private memorial service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills on Nov. 3, according to Page Six.
Fox News reported that Lucille Ball, Andy Gibb, John Ritter, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Paul Walker, Brittany Murphy, and Bob Barker are also buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
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