Matthew Perry’s loved ones, including his Friends cast members, gathered together on Friday for the actor’s funeral. According to People Magazine, the actor’s final resting place is Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles. This is not far from Warner Bros. Studios where he filmed Friends.
The funeral took place on Friday afternoon. His family and friends, including his former cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer attended. According to the outlet, a source confirmed that the funeral commenced at 3 p.m. PST and concluded at 5 p.m. PST.
Perry tragically passed away last Saturday at the age of 54 in his Los Angeles home, the result of an apparent drowning incident. According to law enforcement sources, no drugs were discovered at the scene. There were no indications of any foul play.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office has recently confirmed the completion of an autopsy, with pending results awaiting a toxicology report. However, according to an online record, the actor’s cause of death is currently listed as “deferred” due to ongoing investigations.
Of course, Perry’s Friends castmates recently released a statement regarding his death. “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. [The cast] are a family,” they wrote. “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,” the statement added. “For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world.”
Loved Ones Launched ‘The Matthew Perry Foundation’ Yesterday
Before his passing, Perry had intentions of establishing a foundation to provide aid to those struggling with substance abuse. However, in memory of him, his loved ones launched The Matthew Perry Foundation website on Friday.
“The Matthew Perry Foundation is the realization of Matthew’s enduring commitment to helping others struggling with the disease of addiction,” the website reads. “It will honor his legacy and be guided by his own words and experiences and driven by his passion for making a difference in as many lives as possible.”
The foundation’s website showcases a black-and-white photo of Perry with an inspiring quote about his passion for helping others. “When I die, I don’t want ‘Friends’ to be the first thing that’s mentioned. I want helping others to be the first thing that’s mentioned. And I’m going to live the rest of my life proving that.”
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