Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer – actors from the hit series Friends – issued a joint statement two days after the death of their co-star Matthew Perry.
“We are all completely devastated by Matthew’s passing. We were more than just co-stars, we were family,” read the statement signed by Perry’s five co-stars. The statement appeared on NBC’s website. This is the television network on which Friends was initially broadcast.
“There is still so much to say, but right now we are going to take time to grieve and come to terms with this unfathomable loss.
“We will say more over time, as and when we can. For now, our thoughts are with Matty’s family, his friends and all those who loved him around the world.”
RNews reported that Perry (54) was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday. The emergency services found Perry unconscious in a hot tub at his home and were unable to revive him.
Perry, a self-confessed drug and alcohol addict, played the role of Chandler Bing for ten seasons, from 1994 to 2004. Friends interpret.
The news of Perry’s sudden death attracted reactions from many Hollywood celebrities and Friends-fans worldwide. Tributes poured in over the weekend from the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Marta Kauffman and David Crane, the creators of the beloved Friendsseries, and Maggie Wheeler, who played Chandler’s on-screen girlfriend Janice.
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, people gathered in front of Perry’s home to lay flowers, and in New York’s West Village, fans outside the Friends-apartment building gathered to pay tribute.
The cause of Perry’s death is not yet known. An initial post-mortem examination was inconclusive, and the results of toxicology tests have not yet been released.
Entertainment news website TMZ cited sources as saying that no illegal drugs were found at his home, although several prescription medications were discovered, including antidepressants and anxiety medication.