- While speaking about the sudden and unexpected passing of their Friends costar, at just 54, the castmates released a join statement hile speaking about the sudden and unexpected passing of their Friends costar, at just 54, the castmates released a join statement
- ‘We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew,’ they wrote. ‘We were more than just cast mates. We are a family’
- Perry famously starred as Chandler Bing in the popular sitcom, alongside Aniston as Rachel, Cox as Monica, LeBlanc as Joey, Kudrow as Phoebe and Schwimmer as Ross
Matthew Perry‘s five co-stars from Friends have released a joint official statement about the actor’s tragic passing at 54.
‘We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family,’ they told People. ‘There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.’
The stars continued: ”In time we will say more, as and when we are able,’ the statement continues. ‘For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world.’
Perry famously starred as Chandler Bing in the popular sitcom, alongside Aniston as Rachel, Cox as Monica, LeBlanc as Joey, Kudrow as Phoebe and Schwimmer as Ross.
Friends, which followed the lives of six friends in their 20s living in New York, was a smash hit across the globe when it aired between 1994 and 2004, and re-runs still remain hugely popular years later.
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On Monday morning, Showbiz correspondent Kinsey Schofield told GB News on Monday morning that the stars were planning on releasing a joint statement soon.
‘According to sources they are reeling about the death of Matthew Perry, they say that he was their brother, and that they fiercely protected him through some of his toughest times.
‘They believe that this is incredibly unfair, according to one of Lisa Kudrow’s friends, and no one saw this coming because they felt like he was in a really good place that he had one of his best years.’
In a discussion with Eamonn Holmes and Isabel Webster, she continued: ‘He was so quick witted, the sarcasm was just so brilliant and he was handsome.
‘But I do think that he helped people that were at home struggling with mental health issues, that he was such an escape for them and he was the soul of that show.
She added: ‘The reality is this is a man that had 14 surgeries related to his addiction issues and there might have been consequences to his body.
‘But at this time point in time, we believe fiercely that he was in a good place, challenging his body playing pickleball for two hours, and in a good place mentally and physically, or at least trying to be.’
The speculation follows a source telling Page Six that the cast is ‘reeling’ from the loss of their ‘brother’ Matthew.
‘The cast is reeling from the loss of their brother, because that’s what Matty was — their brother,’ an industry source told the news outlet on Sunday, adding: ‘It’s just devastating.’