"Utterly Devastated": Friends Stars Release Joint Statement On Matthew Perry’s Death


12:38 31 Oct 2023

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Over the weekend, the world was rocked by the death of Matthew Perry at just 54 years of age.

Fans, costars and celebrities alike all took to the internet to post tributes to the actor who was best known for playing Chandler on Friends.


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Last night Matthew’s Friends costars Courtney Cox, Jennifer Anniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt Le Blanc came together to write a joint statement in the wake of their sudden loss.

“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.”

Maggie Wheeler, who played Chandlers on-again-off-again girlfriend Janice on many seasons on the show, also paid tribute to Matthew on Instagram.

“What a loss. The world will miss you Mathew Perry.”

“The joy you brought to so many in your too short lifetime will live on. I feel so very blessed by every creative moment we shared. ♥️”

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