UPDATE: Jennifer Aniston has revealed that she was texting and talking with Matthew Perry the morning he passed away.
In an interview with Variety, Aniston revealed that she “was literally texting with him that morning, funny Matty. He was not in pain.”
In fact, as Aniston continued, Perry wasn’t struggling but instead, he was “happy” and he was working hard to get “healthy. He had quit smoking. He was getting in shape.”
“He wasn’t struggling. He was happy,” Aniston told Variety. “I want people to know he was really healthy, and getting healthy. He was on a pursuit. He worked so hard. He really was dealt a tough one. I miss him dearly. We all do. Boy, he made us laugh really hard.”
This is the second time Aniston has spoken out about her beloved friend’s passing.
The Friends cast has continued to say their goodbyes. Now Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer are doing the same.
In a heartbreaking statement by Aniston, she admitted she’s never felt emotions quite like she’s been feeling since her brother Matthew Perry passed away.
David Schwimmer also spoke out, writing:
Thank you for ten incredible years of laughter and creativity.
I will never forget your impeccable comic timing and delivery. You could take a straight line of dialogue and bend it to your will, resulting in something so entirely original and unexpectedly funny it still astonishes.
And you had heart. Which you were generous with, and shared with us, so we could create a family out of six strangers.
This photo is from one of my favorite moments with you. Now it makes me smile and grieve at the same time.
I imagine you up there, somewhere, in the same white suit, hands in your pockets, looking around—
“Could there BE any more clouds?”
Courteney Cox shares her personal statement as well just hours after Matt LeBlanc did.
Cox played Monica Geller, Chandler’s wife, on Friends. Cox shared a blooper reel of the scene that first introduced Monica and Chandler as a couple.
In the caption read, “I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day. When you work with someone as closely as I did with Matthew, there are thousands of moments I wish I could share. For now here’s one of my favorites.”
“To give a little backstory, Chandler and Monica were supposed to have a one night fling in London. But because of the audience’s reaction, it became the beginning of their love story. In this scene, before we started rolling, he whispered a funny line for me to say.
He often did things like that. He was funny and he was kind. ????????️”
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Matt LeBlanc, the actor who played Joey Tribiani on Friends, has shared his own personal statement following the death of his co-star and beloved friend, Matthew Perry.
For years, the actors played best friends on the show, only to become that in real life. Now LeBlanc is sharing a few words of his own after sharing a joint statement with the rest of the Friends cast.
Alongside several photos of their time on set as Joey and Chandler, LeBlanc wrote, “Matthew, It is with a heavy heart I say goodbye. The times we had together are honestly among the favorite times of my life.”
LeBlanc continued, “It was an honor to share the stage with you and to call you my friend. I will always smile when I think of you and I’ll never forget you. Never.”
“Spread your wings and fly brother you’re finally free. Much love. And I guess you’re keeping the 20 bucks you owe me.”
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Perry was discovered unconscious in his hot tub on October 28. He was just 54 years old.
While is cause of death has yet to be revealed, pending the result of several more tests, the beloved actor has been laid to rest. The ceremony reportedly took place at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.
According to previous reports, the ceremony lasted about an hour and was attended by LeBlanc, the rest of the cast, and many of his closest friends and family.
Shortly before his funeral, the cast of Friends shared a joint statement exclusively with People. The statement signed by Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer read:
“We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family. There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.
In time we will say more, as and when we are able. For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world.”
Our thoughts and prayers remain with Perry’s loved ones.