Keith Morrison, the stepfather of beloved "Friends" star Matthew Perry, recently broke his silence regarding the actor's tragic passing, drawing attention to Perry's legacy and the importance of supporting those battling addiction.
In a poignant message shared on what is now known as X, formerly Twitter, on November 27, Morrison highlighted the significance of Giving Tuesday, urging people to contribute in a way that would have made Perry proud. "This is not the sort of thing I commonly do, this pitch," Morrison expressed, adding, "But this year is different.
And tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. Do what you can; he would have been grateful." In his post, Morrison also referenced The Matthew Perry Foundation, which aims to uphold Perry's lifelong dedication to aiding individuals grappling with addiction.
Perry's Blended Family
Matthew Perry, whose parents Suzanne Perry and John Bennett Perry divorced between 1968 and 1970, witnessed his mother marry Keith Morrison in 1981. Morrison and Suzanne went on to have four children together: Caitlin, Emily, Willy, and Madeleine, blending a family deeply connected to the entertainment industry.
In a more detailed statement released on Giving Tuesday, Perry's family shed light on the actor's mission to support those dealing with substance abuse issues. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight on November 28, they stated, "It is important to us as a family to honor Matthew's legacy.
The potential that the Matthew Perry Foundation has to help those suffering with this disease is something we are proud to bring to the world." Matthew Perry, who passed away at the age of 54 in a presumed drowning incident, was candid about his struggles with addiction.
In his 2022 memoir, he revealed having spent over $7 million in his lifelong pursuit of sobriety. His untimely death has left a void in the entertainment world, but his family's efforts to continue his advocacy work ensure that his impactful legacy endures.