Matthew Perry was laid to relaxation on Friday throughout a non-public funeral at Forest Garden Memorial Park in L.A., close to Warner Bros. Studios the place Associates was filmed. Amongst Perry’s family members in attendance had been Associates costars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer.
Perry, who performed the beloved Chandler Bing, was discovered lifeless on Oct. 28 in a scorching tub at his L.A. house after enjoying pickleball. He was 54. His reason behind loss of life has not been confirmed pending a toxicology report.
Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, and Schwimmer spoke out in an unique joint assertion to PEOPLE on Oct. 30.
“We’re all so totally devastated by the lack of Matthew. We had been extra than simply solid mates. We’re a household,” mentioned Perry’s costars of 10 years. “There may be a lot to say, however proper now we’re going to take a second to grieve and course of this unfathomable loss.”
Perry’s household, too, spoke out in a press release to PEOPLE on Oct. 29. “We’re heartbroken by the tragic lack of our beloved son and brother,” they mentioned. “Matthew introduced a lot pleasure to the world, each as an actor and a good friend.”
Perry opened up about his struggles with dependancy in his memoir Associates, Lovers, and The Huge Horrible Factor, launched on Nov. 1, 2022. He shared on the Q with Tom Energy podcast in November 2022 that he hopes to be remembered for extra than simply his iconic sitcom character.
“The most effective factor about me, bar none, is that if any person comes as much as me and says, ‘I can not cease consuming. Are you able to assist me?’ I can say sure and observe up and do it,” he mentioned within the interview with Tom Energy. “And I’ve mentioned this for a very long time: after I die, I do not need Associates to be the very first thing that is talked about — I need that to be the very first thing that is talked about. And I’ll reside the remainder of my life proving that.”
The latter half of this quote lives on the homepage of the Matthew Perry Basis. The charity was introduced on Nov. 3, dedicated to serving to these battling dependancy.