Friends stars remember Matthew Perry after death: ‘The world will miss you’
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 30, 2023 - 12:04AM
Matthew Perry’s Friends co-stars are devastated by his death (Picture: NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

The late ’s co-stars – including Paget Brewster and Maggie Wheeler – have remembered the actor for the joy he ‘brought to so many’ following his

Perry – who became a superstar playing funnyman Chandler Bing during 10 seasons of the hit comedy – died after an apparent drowning at his Los Angeles home, US outlets have reported.

Maggie Wheeler – who played Perry’s on-off girlfriend Janice Hosenstein during the early series of the TV show and often appeared to perform her catchphrase ‘Oh! My! God!’ – paid tribute to Perry on Instagram.

‘What a loss,’ Maggie captioned a picture of the pair.

‘The world will miss you Matthew 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.’

Actress Paget Brewster, who played Chandler’s series four girlfriend Kathy, also penned a tribute, writing: ‘I’m so very sad to hear about @MatthewPerry.

‘He was lovely to me on Friends and every time I saw him in the decades after.

‘Please read his book. It was his legacy to help. He won’t rest in peace though.. He’s already too busy making everyone laugh up there.’

Meanwhile, Morgan Fairchild, who played Perry’s on-screen mother and erotic novel writer Nora Bing, said on X (formerly Twitter): ‘I’m heartbroken about the untimely death of my “son” Matthew Perry.’

The 73-year-old actress added: ‘The loss of such a brilliant young actor is a shock.

Perry shot to fame after playing Chandler on Friends (Picture: Getty)

‘I’m sending love and condolences to his friends and family, especially his dad, John Bennett Perry, who I worked with on Flamingo Road and Falcon Crest.’

Also paying tribute on X, Bonnie Somerville, who played Ross Gellar’s (David Schwimmer) girlfriend Mona, shared a link to an old episode of Friends.

Referring to the title of the episode, she wrote: ‘Heartbroken. Friends – Halloween Madness 7-20.’

Perry’s co-stars said he would be missed by the entire world (Picture: NBC)

Hollywood heavyweights including Selma Blair – who appeared in a later episode of Friends as Chandler’s colleague Wendy –and Adele have also paid tribute to Perry.

 to remember Perry as being ‘incredibly brave’ for being open about his addiction struggles.

Legally Blonde star Selma Blair described Perry as her ‘oldest boy friend.’

Adele hailed Perry as one of comedy’s greatest characters(Picture: Getty Images)

Sharing a throwback picture, she said: ‘All of us loved Matthew Perry, and I did especially. Every day.

‘I loved him unconditionally. And he me. And I’m broken. Broken hearted. Sweet dreams Matty. Sweet dreams.’

Perry eerily seemed to have foreshadowed his own death in his last Instagram post, which .

Perry was reportedly found dead in his hot tub (Picture: Getty Images)

On his , he was spotted grabbing dinner last Saturday, October 21, in Los Angeles.

Perry, who was nominated for an Emmy for his role in Friends, starred alongside , , , and – who played Perry’s on-screen wife Monica Geller.

The actors reunited on screen for the first time in 2021 after the show ended its celebrated 10-year run in 2004, having become a pop culture phenomenon.

Perry’s other notable TV work includes the short-lived Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, written by West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin, while he also starred in several films, including Fools Rush In, opposite Salma Hayek and his father John.