LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Courteney Cox is the latest “Friends” star to pay a moving tribute to Matthew Perry, who died on October 28 at the age of 54.
He was discovered unresponsive in a hot tub at his Pacific Palisades home, and the Los Angeles County medical examiner’s office announced that the cause of his death was “deferred” with the investigation deemed “ongoing.” » by the authorities.
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Perry rose to prominence with his role as Chandler Bing on the hit ’90s sitcom “Friends.”
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Cox, who played Chandler Bing’s love interest Monica Geller, commented on the start of their on-screen romance by posting a video of an iconic scene accompanied by a playful clip.
Courteney Cox recalls her time with Matthew Perry
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On her Instagram, Courteney Cox wrote: “I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day.”
She continued: “When you work with someone as close as I did with Matthew, there are thousands of moments I wish I could share. For now, this is one of my favorites.”
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In the post, she attached a clip of the scene from when Chandler Bing and Monica Geller met in London while attending Ross Geller’s wedding.
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“To give a little back story, Chandler and Monica were supposed to have a one-night stand in London. But because of the public reaction, it became the start of their love story,” Cox explained.
Sharing a touching moment from filming ‘Friends’, she concluded: “In this scene, before we started filming, he whispered a funny line to me to say. He used to do things like that a lot. He was funny and he was nice.”
Recently, Perry’s former “Friends” co-star, Matt LeBlanc, paid tribute to her on Instagram.
LeBlanc, who played Chandler Bing’s best friend Joey Tribbiani on the show, shared a photo of the “Friends” cast kissing Perry during the final taping in 2004.
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He wrote: “It was an honor to share the stage with you and call you my friend. I will always smile when I think of you and I will never forget you. Ever.”
LeBlanc signed off on a humorous note, saying, “Spread your wings and fly, brother, you’re finally free. Lots of love. And I guess you keep the $20 you owe me.”
‘Friends’ co-stars release joint statement following death of Matthew Perry
Following the untimely death of Matthew Perry, “Friends” cast members Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox released a joint official statement.
They told People Magazine: “We are all completely devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are family. There is so much to say, but for now, we will take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.
“As time goes on, we will say more, as soon as we can. For now, our thoughts and love are with Matty’s family, his friends and all those who loved him around the world,” explained the stars.
On November 3, Perry’s funeral was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, and his “Friends” co-stars attended the ceremony. The cemetery is notably located opposite Warner Bros. studios, where “Friends” was filmed for all 10 seasons.
It is also the resting place of many Hollywood stars, including Carrie Fisher, Bette Davis, Stan Laurel, Buster Keaton, Michael Hutchence (frontman of INXS), Paul Walker, Brittany Murphy and Anne Heche.
Fans brought to tears after Courteney Cox’s tribute to Matthew Perry
Shortly after Courteney Cox posted her touching tribute, fans were quick to comment with their own thoughts.
One wrote: “May you rest in peace Matthew,” while another said: “So sad.”
“This is so touching. It makes me very nostalgic,” one person said, while someone else added: “I remember it so well! We screamed and screamed and they had to cut it because that we just didn’t want to stop. It was an incredible moment.”
“That. Just. Breaks. My. Heart,” said one more.
Another commented: “Looks like Friends picked a moment where they could all get their words out, boy, Jen is going to be pretty emotional I bet,” about the recent tributes.
“IM SOBBING RN,” expressed one fan, while one person wrote: “My two favorite characters from Friends!”
May you rest in peace, Matthew. 🥺
– Fizzzzz 💫 (@ImSfizzaa) November 14, 2023
So sad 😢💔
— Shaun (@ShaunLFC9) November 14, 2023
It’s so touching. This makes me very nostalgic🥰
— Deep Whispers (@Onslaug78093541) November 15, 2023
I remember it so well! We screamed and screamed and they had to cut it because we just wouldn’t stop. It was an incredible moment
– lol Views (@BooksViews) November 14, 2023
It seems that the Friends have chosen a time when they could all say their words.
❤️boy, Jen is going to be pretty emotional, I bet
— 🦊 Julie 🌟 Commissions open! ✨️ (@Kitsulie) November 14, 2023
I sob RN
– ɴɪʏ~Harry, Zayn and fictionalmen’s girlfriend (@satellitelope) November 14, 2023
My two favorite characters in Friends! 💕
– FanGirl 🏆🥀🌷🌻🀄️ (@FedeleFangirl) November 15, 2023
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