recent death, the world of entertainment mourns the loss of a talented and beloved actor.
Following the passing of Matthew Perry, the entertainment industry grieves the departure of a gifted and adored performer.”
Social media has been flooded with reactions and tributes from the “Friends” community, including many of the actor’s former co-stars, in honor of the beloved actor.
Honoring Perry’s impact and influence, both in front of and behind the camera.
Perry, aged 54, was discovered deceased at a residence in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. According to a LAPD watch commander, authorities were called to the scene for a water rescue on Saturday afternoon.
Matthew Perry is most well-known for his famous performance as Chandler Bing on the popular show “Friends.” He gained worldwide fame and praise for his numerous acting roles during his successful career in Hollywood. Along with “Friends,” he also appeared in other TV shows and movies such as “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” “Growing Pains,” “Ally McBeal,” “17 Again,” “The Whole Nine Yards,” “The West Wing,” and a 2015 remake of “The Odd Couple.”
Perry explained that the post-event social interactions were typically brief yet impactful. If two members of our group ran into each other at a party or gathering, they would spend the rest of the night together.
He explained that you apologized to the others present, but they needed to understand that you had met someone who was important to you and you wanted to spend the entire night talking to them. And that’s how it played out.
The creators of the hit show “Friends” are Marta Kauffman, David Crane, and Kevin Bright.
The creators and executive producer of “Friends,” Marta Kauffman, David Crane, and Kevin Bright, expressed their shock and profound sadness at Perry’s passing in a statement to CBS News on Sunday.
“We are devastated and profoundly saddened by the passing of our dear friend Matthew. It feels unreal. We can only express our gratitude for the time he was a part of our lives,” the statement stated.
“He was an exceptional talent,” the statement continued. “It may sound cliché to say that an actor truly becomes the character they portray, but in Matthew’s case, it couldn’t be more accurate. From the moment he first embodied the role of Chandler Bing, it was clear that he was the perfect fit for us. His infectious joy, bright spirit, and keen intellect enriched every moment – not just on screen, but in his everyday life as well. He always had a way of being the funniest person in the room. But beyond that, he had the kindest heart, always giving and selfless. Our thoughts and love go out to his loved ones. This truly is The One Where Our Hearts Are Aching.”
The actress who played Janice on the TV show “Friends” is named Maggie Wheeler.
Other members of the “Friends” cast, such as Maggie Wheeler (known for her role as Chandler Bing’s on-again-off-again girlfriend, Janice) and Morgan Fairchild (who portrayed Chandler’s mother), were among the initial voices to comment on his passing after news broke on Saturday.
“I am deeply saddened,” Wheeler expressed on Instagram. “Your absence will be felt by the world…The happiness you brought to numerous people during your brief time here will continue on. I am grateful for every moment of creativity we shared together.”
Morgan Fairchild played the role of Nora Tyler Bing, the mother of Chandler Bing, on the TV show “Friends.”
“I am deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of my “son”, Matthew Perry,” Fairchild expressed on X. “The sudden loss of such a talented young performer is devastating. My thoughts and sympathies go out to his loved ones, particularly his father, John Bennett Perry, whom I had the pleasure of working with on Flamingo Road and Falcon Crest.”
Paget Brewster played Kathy in Season 4 of “Friends”.
Actress Paget Brewster, who had a recurring role on “Friends” and later gained fame in the crime drama “Criminal Minds,” expressed her sadness upon hearing about the news of @MatthewPerry. She fondly remembers his kindness on the set of Friends and in every encounter they had over the years.
Brewster urged, “Take the time to read his book. It was his way of giving back. Even in the afterlife, he’s still busy bringing joy to others.”
Paul Rudd, Mike Hannigan on “Friends”
In a message on Instagram, Paul Rudd, who had a recurring role on the last two seasons of “Friends” from 2002 to 2004 as Phoebe Buffay’s husband (played by Kudrow), wrote to Perry.
“I am deeply saddened by the news of Matthew’s passing. He will be greatly missed,” wrote Rudd in the caption of his post, which was shared on Saturday night.
Aisha Tyler portrayed Charlie Wheeler on the hit show “Friends”.
Aisha Tyler, known for her role as Charlie Wheeler on the ninth season of “Friends”, praised Matthew Perry’s dedication and personality off-screen in another post.
“He had a gentleness and generosity of spirit that was unparalleled,” Tyler wrote on Instagram. “I learned how to tell a joke perfectly just by watching him work. And I will never forget the moment he leaned in, on my first night of taping Friends, to tell me warmly, ‘get ready for your life to change.’ Rest well, Matthew Perry. Thank you for the kindness and laughter.”
The television division of Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. Television Group, the production company behind “Friends,” released a statement regarding Perry’s passing to CBS News on Saturday.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved friend Matthew Perry,” the statement stated. “Matthew was an immensely talented performer and a cherished member of the Warner Bros. Television Group community. His comedic brilliance touched people worldwide, and his memory will continue to be treasured by many. Today is a day of great sorrow, and our thoughts and love go out to his family, friends, and dedicated fans.”