Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer, known for their roles in the popular sitcom Friends, have released a joint statement mourning the tragic passing of their co-star Matthew Perry. The statement, signed by all five actors, expresses their devastation and emphasizes the bond they shared as a cast. They describe themselves as more than just cast mates, but as a family.
The stars conveyed their grief over Perry's loss and requested time to privately process their emotions. They assured fans that in time, they will share more about their memories and connection with Perry. In the meantime, their thoughts and love are with Perry's family, friends, and fans around the world.
Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing in Friends, was found underwater in his hot tub by his assistant, who attempted to provide aid. Paramedics arrived at his residence but were unable to revive him. While the cause of death has yet to be officially determined, drowning is believed to be the cause, pending the results of toxicology reports.
Perry had been open about his struggles with addiction in the past, but in recent interviews, he shared his journey to sobriety. His co-star Jennifer Aniston was credited with confronting him about his addictions during their time on Friends, demonstrating their deep connection and concern for one another.
The cast and fans of Friends are devastated by the loss of Perry, who played a significant role in the show's success. Friends became a global phenomenon during its ten-year run and continues to captivate audiences through reruns. As the investigation into Perry's passing continues, friends and family remember their time with him and reflect on the impact he had both on and off the screen.