David Schwimmer ‘smiling and grieving’ over cherished Matthew Perry Friends memory
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 16, 2023 - 12:06AM
‘You had heart. Which you were generous with,’ the actor wrote for his late friend (Picture:Getty)

has shared a tribute for that’s full of love, revealing his favourite memory that he shared with his late Friends co-star.

On October 28, Perry, who played the wise-cracking and and lovable on the globally beloved sitcom, .

The fellow leads on the series – Schwimmer, , , and Lisa Kudrow – honoured him in a expressing their heartbreak, with the cast now.

In a message shared on Instagram, Schwimmer, 57, recollected the episode where he and Perry filmed a flashback sequence for their respective characters Ross Geller and Chandler, when they were college students in the 80s.

Posting a picture of them in their retro powersuits, the actor wrote in his caption: ‘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.

Schwimmer said that he could imagine Perry ‘up there, somewhere, in the same white suit’ (Picture:Getty)

‘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?”’

While Schwimmer turned the option to comment off his Instagram post, fans have been sharing an outpouring of love for the Friends cast across social media platforms following Perry’s death.

This unforgettable moment was from an episode of Friends when the gang went to Barbados (Picture: NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Perry died after his body was found at his home in Los Angeles.

A , pending the results of a toxicology report following his autopsy.

On the same day that Schwimmer posted his tribute, Aniston, 54, also shared a message in honour of their late friend on Instagram.

In her caption, ‘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.’

Aniston continued: ‘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.

Aniston and Perry pictured holding hands in 1995, a year after Friends first premiered (Picture: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello/file)

‘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.’

The actress revealed that over the past couple of weeks since Perry’s death, she had been ‘pouring over our texts to one another’, which left her ‘laughing and crying then laughing again’.

One of the texts, she shared in her Instagram post, which showed him messaging: ‘Making you laugh just made my day. It made my day :),’ alongside a picture of them laughing during the early days of Friends, to which she replied: ‘Awww the first of THOUSANDS of times.’

Aniston concluded her tribute by writing: ‘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… ❤️?️.’

The lead stars of Friends released a joint statement following Perry’s death (Picture: Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

‘We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family,’ they said in the statement sent to .

‘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.’

The outlet said that the message was signed by Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc and Schwimmer.