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‘Friends’ stars finally pay tribute to Matthew Perry

The news of Matthew Perry’s death at the age of 54 brought sadness to the entertainment industry and his fans alike. Tributes have been pouring in ever since, but we’ve been waiting for those from his Friends collaborators, and in particular Jennifer Aniston, who shared a powerful tribute, describing him not only as a friend, but also as a brother.

The actress took to Instagram to share her deep sorrow, as did her colleagues.

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In it, she reflects on grief and loss, and stresses the importance of accepting it in order to appreciate and feel the gratitude and joy that comes from a deep love for someone.


Aniston’s tribute to Perry portrays him as someone whose life depended on his ability to make people laugh, saying that if he didn’t hear the laughter, he thought he would die.

Aniston remembered that he made everyone laugh and said that rereading their old text messages made her laugh and cry at the same time. Aniston shared a photo of an old text in which Perry was happy to make her laugh.

Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc also said their goodbyes.

David Schwimmer also paid tribute to his friend.

Schwimmer shared a photo of his best moment with Perry on the set of Friend, a moment that made him smile and cry at the same time.

Matt LeBlanc also shared some touching words on Instagram.

Lisa Kudrow, meanwhile, remembers her colleague’s ability to make her feel at ease and laugh.

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“Thank you for the time I got to have with you, Matthew,” she concludes.

Perry died suddenly on October 28 after an apparent accidental drowning in his Los Angeles home.

Perry, who was known for his laughter, battled addiction. He shared his experiences in his memoirs, where he confessed that he never watched Friends, as the series reminded him of his own difficulties. His personal problems contrasted sharply with his joyous performances as Chandler Bing on Friends, which ran for ten seasons between 1994 and 2004.

A toxicology report is expected after the first autopsy, which was inconclusive. The tragedy of Perry’s death has caused a profound void among those who knew and worked with him, as well as those who were familiar with the character he portrayed on television.

The entertainment industry and its fans will continue to mourn the loss of Perry, an actor who was able to light up any room with just a few words.

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