“Friends” Cast Releases Statement On Matthew Perry’s Death

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Friends Stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, And David Schwimmer Address Matthew Perry’s Death In Joint Statement

Actor Matthew Perry died on October 28 at the age of 54. TMZ broke the news, and claimed law enforcement officials said Perry was found unresponsive in a jacuzzi at his home in the Los Angeles area.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department spoke with PEOPLE. The spokesperson said “officers responded to a call at Perry’s address regarding the death of a male in his 50s, but would not confirm the deceased’s identity.”

Since news broke about Perry’s death, many of his former co-stars have paid tribute to him on social media. A large number of those tributes came from people who starred with him on Friends, such as Maggie Wheeler (who played Janice) and Morgan Fairchild (who played Nora Bing).

Perry himself was one of the main six cast members on the show. He played Chandler Bing, who eventually married Monica Geller on the show (played by Courteney Cox).

Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox on "Friends"
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Main Friends Cast Releases Their First Statement Since Matthew Perry’s Passing

Cox, Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani), and David Schwimmer (Ross Geller) were the other five main cast members on Friends. People were waiting to see how they would address Perry’s death.

The five actors grieved in private before releasing a joint statement through PEOPLE on Monday (October 30):

“We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew,” they said. “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.”

Their statement continued:

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.”

The message was signed by Cox, Aniston, Kudrow, LeBlanc, and Schwimmer.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Perry’s family, friends, and all who loved him…

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