Jennifer Aniston breaks silence on Matthew Perry death as Friends star pens tribute: 'This cut deep'

Jennifer Aniston breaks silence on Matthew Perry death as Friends star pens tribute: 'This cut deep'

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Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 15/11/2023

- 15:14

Updated: 15/11/2023

- 15:59

The Friends star has joined the likes of Matt LeBlanc and Courteney Cox in sharing personal tributes

Jennifer Aniston has shared an individual tribute to her Friends co-star Matthew Perry following his death last month.

She joined her fellow core cast members in penning a joint statement in the days after his death but now, Aniston has joined the likes of Matt LeBlanc and Courteney Cox in sharing personal messages of their own.

She began in an Instagram post: "Oh boy this one has cut deep... Having to say goodbye to our Matty has been an insane wave of emotions that I’ve never experienced before.

"We all experience loss at some point in our lives. Loss of life or loss of love. Being able to really SIT in this grief allows you to feel the moments of joy and gratitude for having loved someone that deep.

"And we loved him deeply. He was such a part of our DNA. We were always the 6 of us.

"This was a chosen family that forever changed the course of who we were and what our path was going to be.

"For Matty, he KNEW he loved to make people laugh. As he said himself, if he didn't hear the ‘laugh’ he thought he was going to die. His life literally depended on it. And boy did he succeed in doing just that.

"He made all of us laugh. And laugh hard. In the last couple weeks, I’ve been pouring over our texts to one another. Laughing and crying then laughing again.

"I’ll keep them forever and ever. I found one text that he sent me out of nowhere one day. It says it all. (See the second slide…)

"Matty, I love you so much and I know you are now completely at peace and out of any pain. I talk to you every day… sometimes I can almost hear you saying 'could you BE any crazier?' Rest little brother. You always made my day…"

In the text Aniston referred to, Perry had sent her a snap of them sharing a laugh on the set of Friends.

"Making you laugh just made my day. It made my day," Perry had texted with a smiling emoji.

Aniston had texted back to her pal: "Awww the first of THOUSANDS of times..." followed by a love heart emoji.

Aniston, LeBlanc, and Cox's fellow Friends star David Schwimmer also took to Instagram on Wednesday afternoon to pen a tribute of his own.

Alongside a snap of his character Ross alongside Perry's Chandler, Schwimmer penned: "Matty. Thank you for ten 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.

Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry

Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry starred alongside each other in Friends


"And you had heart. Which you were generous with, and shared with us, so we could create a family out of six strangers.

"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?'" (sic)

Perry died at the age of 54 after being found in his hot tub at his Los Angeles home on October 28.

His funeral took place on November 3 where a number of his family, friends, and co-stars gathered to pay their respects.

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