In a heart-wrenching goodbye to their beloved co-star, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer, who played Rachel and Ross in the iconic TV series “Friends,” have shared touching tributes to Matthew Perry, known for his role as Chandler Bing. The actor passed away on October 28 at the age of 55.
Matthew Perry’s death has left not only his family and fans but also the famous ensemble cast deeply saddened. In a joint statement, they expressed being “completely shattered by this news,” describing Perry as a brother and emphasizing how they had all become like a family.
After a period of silence following the tragic news, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer have now joined Matt LeBlanc and Courteney Cox in paying heartfelt tribute to their late friend.
Aniston’s Emotional Tribute:
Jennifer Aniston poured her emotions into a heartfelt message, expressing the profound impact of losing Perry. She shared that bidding farewell to Matthew was an overwhelming wave of emotions she had never experienced before. Reflecting on the nature of loss, Aniston emphasized the importance of sitting in grief, allowing moments of joy and gratitude for having loved someone deeply. She described Perry as a vital part of their DNA, always remembering the six of them as a chosen family that forever altered their paths. Aniston highlighted Perry’s dedication to making people laugh and how his life depended on hearing laughter, a mission he undoubtedly accomplished.
Aniston also shared a glimpse into their recent exchanges, filled with laughter and tears, and revealed a particular message from Perry that spoke volumes. Accompanying her words was a poignant photograph Perry had sent her from their time on the set of “Friends,” capturing their shared laughter and camaraderie.
Schwimmer’s Fond Memories:
David Schwimmer, famous for his role as Ross Geller, bid farewell to Matthew Perry through a series of shared photos and a moving message. He thanked Perry for ten incredible years of laughter and creativity, recalling his impeccable comedic timing and ability to transform dialogue into something uniquely funny and unexpected. Schwimmer praised Perry’s generosity and the way he shared his heart, creating a family out of six strangers.
Sharing a favorite moment captured in a photo, Schwimmer envisioned Perry in the afterlife, imagining him in a white suit, hands in his pockets, observing his surroundings and asking, ‘Can there be even more clouds?’
In these poignant messages, Aniston and Schwimmer paid tribute to the irreplaceable Matthew Perry, celebrating his laughter, creativity, and the enduring bond they shared on and off the screen.