NewsDavid Schwimmer's touching tribute to Matthew Perry: a moment of laughter and farewell

David Schwimmer's touching tribute to Matthew Perry: a moment of laughter and farewell

David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry on the set of "Friends"
David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry on the set of "Friends"
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7:48 PM EST, November 15, 2023, updated: 10:19 AM EST, November 16, 2023

Matthew Perry, loved for his role of Chandler Bing on "Friends", passed away on October 28th this year. In the days following his funeral, his co-star David Schwimmer posted a personal tribute to Perry on social media.

Matthew Perry was found deceased in his apartment in Los Angeles. The official cause of death is yet to be clarified as toxicology tests are still underway. Despite this, the family was granted permission to proceed with his burial. Perry's funeral was held on November 3rd, and he was laid to rest in a cemetery near Warner Bros. studios, where "Friends" was filmed.

Around 20 people reportedly attended the ceremony, according to "Page Six". Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courtney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer were among the attendees. The group collectively issued a brief statement following their friend's untimely death.

"We are a family. We have so much to say, but right now we want to take time out to mourn and process this incomprehensible loss", the statement reads.

About two weeks later, David Schwimmer, best known for his role as Ross on the television series, posted a tribute to Matthew Perry.

"Matty, thank you for 10 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", says David Schwimmer in his tribute.

With the heartfelt message, Schwimmer also posted a throwback photo of himself with Perry, dressed in 80's attire for a flashback scene on "Friends". The scene comes back to the time when their characters were students.

"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?'" wrote David Schwimmer in his farewell.

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