Maggie Wheeler, known for her role as Janice Litman-Goralnik in the hit sitcom Friends, has expressed her grief over the passing of her former co-star, Matthew Perry. Perry, who played Chandler Bing on the show, tragically died at the age of 54 from an apparent drowning.
In a touching tribute on Instagram, the 62-year-old performer shared a photo of their characters together from the show, accompanied by a heartfelt caption. She described Perry's untimely demise as a great loss and expressed gratitude for the creative moments they shared during their time on the beloved TV series.
Wheeler's post quickly garnered thousands of likes and comments from her followers, demonstrating the impact Perry had on fans worldwide. The on-screen couple, Chandler and Janice, had one of the longest-running relationships on Friends, even though Chandler ultimately ended up with Monica Geller, played by Courteney Cox.
The friends and co-stars last reunited publicly on the 2021 Friends reunion special, hosted by James Corden. However, no other main cast members have yet publicly reacted to Perry's death.
Law enforcement sources revealed that Perry was found unresponsive at a Los Angeles home, with no evidence of drugs or foul play. Perry had openly spoken about his struggles with addiction and had been to rehab multiple times. Despite his battles, he seemed to be in a good place recently, according to a friend who had last spoken to him.
Matthew Perry's passing is a devastating loss for both his friends and fans. His talent and contribution to the entertainment industry, particularly during his tenure on Friends, will always be remembered. As the world mourns his untimely death, tributes continue to pour in, honoring the impact he had on the lives of many.