Matthew Perry was remembered by the Pals forged 2 days after he tragically died on the age of 54. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer broke their silence on their former co-star’s passing with a joint assertion that they shared with PEOPLE on October 30. Matthew reportedly drowned in a jacuzzi at his Los Angeles space dwelling on Sunday, October 28, turning into the primary major forged member from Pals to die.
“We’re all so totally devastated by the lack of Matthew. We had been extra than simply forged mates. We’re a household,” the heartbreaking assertion reads. “There’s a lot to say, however proper now we’re going to take a second to grieve and course of this unfathomable loss. In time we are going to say extra, as and once we are ready. For now, our ideas and our love are with Matty’s household, his buddies, and everybody who cherished him around the globe.” The assertion was signed by the surviving forged members.
Matthew was greatest identified for his function as Chandler Bing on Pals, which ran from 1994 to 2004. The six major forged members from the present reunited for HBO Max’s Pals: The Reunion particular that aired in 2021. Matthew mirrored on his expertise starring within the beloved sitcom in his 2022 memoir, Pals, Lovers, and the Huge Horrible Factor. The ebook additionally took readers by way of Matthew’s years-long battle with habit.
Different former Pals stars have honored Matthew on social media since his passing, together with Maggie Wheeler, who performed Janice, Chandler’s on-again-off-again love curiosity. “What a loss,” Maggie wrote on Instagram. “The world will miss you, Mathew Perry. The enjoyment you delivered to so many in your too-short lifetime will dwell on. I really feel so very blessed by each inventive second we shared.” Morgan Fairchild, who performed Chandler’s mother, Nora Bing, shared a tribute to Matthew on Twitter. “I’m heartbroken in regards to the premature demise of my ‘son,’ Matthew Perry,” she wrote. “The lack of such an excellent younger actor is a shock.”
Matthew was reportedly discovered unresponsive in a jacuzzi in his dwelling and was pronounced useless by an obvious drowning, TMZ reported. The outlet additionally revealed that prescribed drugs had been discovered within the dwelling, however illicit medicine weren’t, and a toxicology report is being performed, but it surely might take months for a end result. He had beforehand been open about his struggles with drug habit, however an official reason for demise has but to be introduced.
The late star is survived by his dad and mom, Suzanne Langford and John Bennett Perry, in addition to his stepmother, Debbie Boyle, and stepfather, Keith Morrison. Matthew’s household instructed PEOPLE in a press release they’re “heartbroken” over Matthew’s demise. “Matthew introduced a lot pleasure to the world, each as an actor and a good friend,” his family members mentioned. “You all meant a lot to him and we recognize the large outpouring of affection.”