News of noted “Friends” actor Matthew Perry’s death on Saturday surprised and saddened many.
The 54-year-old actor had struggled with substance abuse over the years. Early reports noted that Perry drowned in a hot tub. The official cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
Ione Skye has revealed what may be Perry’s last text. Skye starred alongside Perry in his 1988 debut film “A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon.” Perry texted her a few days before he died.
Skye posted a few screenshots of Perry’s recent text:
“Hi! I hope all is well. I was meditating (I meditate now),” Perry wrote. “[As I was meditating] ‘In Your Eyes’ started playing. And I instantly thought of how beautiful you are.”
Perry was referring to Peter Gabriel’s song featured in Skye’s 1989 film “Say Anything.”
Sky replied: “Awe. I love that. Xo.”
Perry wrote: “‘hope you are healthy and happy.”
Skye shared that she ended the text exchange by writing, “It was good to hear from you” and that “I only have nice memories with you.”
Perry’s last words to her were: “Me too. That one afternoon, I was just sitting in my apartment, and there you were!”
Skye captioned her last screenshot: “My last exchange a week ago. I’m very very sad. Loved this guy,” the “River’s Edge” star captioned the photos.
RTM previously reported that Perry was transparent in discussing his demons — his memoir was written in the hope that his story could encourage and assist others.
In his book titled “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” Perry expressed that he wanted to be remembered for the way he helped people — even when he was not able to help himself.
Perry shared his story in a powerful testimony during an interview with Tom Power:
Perry is fondly remembered by many. Actress Mira Sorvino posted to X: “There will never be another like him — he lit up so many hearts in so many ways. Godspeed to Paradise!”
Lt. Aimee Earl of the LA County Medical Examiner’s Office told the New York Post that “several tests, including a toxicology report, had been ordered but would most likely take several months to complete.”
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