Perry, who brought joy to millions with his witty and charming on-screen persona, was found unresponsive in his home's jacuzzi. Authorities have ruled out any foul play or involvement of illegal substances. Instead, they discovered prescription medications, including anti-anxiety and anti-depressant pills, on the premises.
A Sense of Loss
The news has plunged the Friends cast into a state of profound sorrow. They expressed their devastation at the loss of their esteemed colleague and dear friend in a joint statement. Jim Burrows, who directed several episodes of Friends, noted that the news had left the cast utterly devastated.
A Tribute to Matthew Perry
Not only was Perry respected by his colleagues, he was also a well-regarded figure in Hollywood. Friends co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane, and director Kevin Bright, commemorated Perry, praising his remarkable talent and admirable kindness.
One of Matthew Perry's closest relationships was with his Friends co-star, who stood beside him during his multiple stints in rehab and his ongoing battle with drug addiction.
Joining in the tribute to Matthew Perry was Maggie Wheeler, the actress beloved for her role as Janice on Friends. She expressed gratitude for the creative moments they shared together, reflecting a deep sense of loss felt by the entire Friends' family.
Perry's funeral was held at the Forest Lawn Church of the Hills in Los Angeles, where mourners, including the Friends cast, gathered for a private and intimate ceremony to bid their final farewell to a man who had brought laughter into their lives and homes.