In an overwhelming wave of sorrow and remembrance, the beloved cast of ‘Friends’ has collectively broken their silence, addressing the shocking and sudden passing of their co-star and 'family' member, Matthew Perry.
Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, and Matt LeBlanc have united to express their profound grief through a heartfelt statement released via People on Monday. “Utter devastation has gripped us as we come to terms with the loss of Matthew.
Our connection transcended that of mere cast mates; we were, and forever will be, a family,” the ensemble shared, their words heavy with emotion. They continued, “In this moment, words fail to encapsulate the magnitude of our loss, and so we choose to grieve, to honor the unfathomable void left in Matthew’s wake”.
United in Grief: Remembering Matthew
The group, bound by years of on-screen and off-screen camaraderie, added, “In due time, we will share more, but for now, we stand united in our sadness and send our deepest condolences to Matthew’s family, his close friends, and the global community of fans who adored him”.
Perry, immortalized as the sarcastic yet endearing Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom ‘Friends’, shared the screen with this tight-knit group for a remarkable ten years, concluding in 2004. His sudden departure has sent shockwaves through his former castmates, a source revealed to Page Six.
“The loss of Matty feels like losing a brother to the ‘Friends’ ensemble; they are utterly devastated. It’s an indescribable pain,” shared the insider, painting a picture of the depth of their connection and the impact of this tragedy.
Adding her voice to the chorus of mourners, Maggie Wheeler, known for her recurring role as Janice on ‘Friends’, took to Instagram on Saturday, expressing her grief and admiration. “What a loss. The world will mourn Matthew Perry,” she penned, her message echoing the sentiments of many.
“His legacy of laughter and creativity will endure, and I am grateful for every inspired moment we shared. His light shone brightly, and it was extinguished far too soon”. The 54-year-old actor was found lifeless in his Los Angeles home’s jacuzzi on Saturday, in what appears to be a tragic drowning incident.
As the news reverberates across the globe, the 'Friends' family, and the world at large, pause to remember a man who brought laughter and joy to millions, taken from us all too soon.