Perry joined Instagram with a photo of the two of them together.
In the TV show “Friends,” the actors Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc portrayed best friends Chandler Bing and Joey Tribbiani. However, in real life, they also had a strong bond. On Tuesday, LeBlanc gave a glimpse of their friendship when Perry joined Instagram and shared a photo of the two of them together.
Perry passed away at 54 years old on October 28th.
LeBlanc posted on Instagram a series of pictures featuring the two celebrities together, accompanied by the words, “It’s with great sadness that I bid farewell.”
“The times we had together are honestly among the favorite times of my life,” he writes in the caption. “It was an honor to share the stage with you and to call you my friend. I will always smile when I think of you and I’ll never forget you. Never.”
A few hours after LeBlanc’s tribute, she also shared her own on Instagram to honor Perry.
“I am extremely thankful for every moment I spent with you, Matty, and I long for your presence every day. When you collaborate with someone as intimately as I did with Matthew, there are countless memories that I wish I could have shared. But for now, here is one of my favorites,” Cox expressed, posting a clip from season four where Monica and Chandler wake up together in a London hotel. The unexpected turn of events surprised and delighted the show’s viewers, and it sparked a romantic relationship between the two characters that continued until the finale.
“In case you weren’t aware, Chandler and Monica had initially planned to have a brief romantic encounter in London. However, due to the audience’s positive response, it turned into the start of their enduring relationship,” shared Cox. “In this particular scene, just before filming began, he shared a comical line for me to deliver. He had a habit of doing things like that; he had a great sense of humor and was always considerate.”
Perry was discovered unconscious in the hot tub at his residence in the Los Angeles region last month. A post-mortem examination has been conducted, but the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office is currently awaiting the findings of a toxicology analysis.
Fans and colleagues expressed their condolences for Perry, who portrayed the witty member of the group on the widely celebrated television series, which was a major success during its era.
The co-stars issued a joint statement.
They expressed extreme sadness over the passing of Matthew.
“We were not just colleagues, we were like a family,” states the message. “There are many things to express, but for now we will pause to mourn and come to terms with this incomprehensible loss.”
Perry’s relatives also issued a statement to People magazine.
Expressing deep sadness and grief over the heartbreaking loss of their beloved son and brother.
Perry’s family released a statement to People expressing gratitude for the love and support shown for Matthew as both an actor and a friend, acknowledging the joy he brought to the world.
The show’s fans also gathered at the apartment located in New York City’s West Village area, which was featured in exterior shots on the show. A few fans left flowers and signs on the street, while others expressed their adoration for Perry through Instagram posts.
“I am deeply saddened by the news of your passing, although we have never met or known each other. Why do I feel such pain?” a fan expressed in a comment on Perry’s last Instagram post before his passing.
Another individual commented, “Thanks to him and the rest of the group, I was able to endure extremely trying times. It’s like losing a close friend, isn’t it?”
LeBlanc and Cox are the initial pair among the five co-stars to each post about Perry individually.
“I am currently in tears… However, I am grateful for your post,” a commenter expressed on LeBlanc’s Instagram post.
One commenter expressed, “He will always hold a special place in our hearts and memories,” on his post.
One person commented, “The sorrow I am experiencing at this moment is the strongest since 10/28 [the day Perry passed away].” Another person added, “Despite the sadness, your words and pictures bring warmth to our hearts. Take care! Your friend, who is also a part of us, will always be remembered.”