Matthew Perry’s Friends cast members are seen attending his private funeral in footage posted on social media. According to The Today Show, Perry’s former castmates gathered as a group to bid him farewell. The funeral was held a short distance from the studio where the popular sitcom was filmed.
“The cast of Friends have attended the private funeral of their co-star Matthew Perry at the Forest Lawn Church of the Hills on Friday. Dressed in black suits, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, and David Schwimmer arrived as a quartet to farewell their friend,” The Today Show‘s post on Twitter read.
Perry passed away last Saturday at the age of 54 in his Los Angeles home. The cause of death appears to be drowning. Law enforcement sources have confirmed that no drugs were found at the scene. There were no signs of foul play.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the completion of an autopsy. The results are pending a toxicology report. Currently, the actor’s cause of death is listed as “deferred” due to ongoing investigations, as per an online record.
Matthew Perry’s Funeral Followed a Statement Issued by the ‘Friends’ Cast Over His Passing
Perry’s friends from the cast recently issued a statement about his passing. “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. [The Friends Cast] were more than just cast mates. We 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.”The message bore the signatures of Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, and Schwimmer.
Before his passing, Perry intended to establish a foundation to aid those struggling with substance abuse. In memory of him, his loved ones launched The Matthew Perry Foundation website on Friday.
The foundation holds to how Perry himself wanted to be remembered. In a 2022 interview on the Q with Tom Power podcast, the beloved actor downplayed his sitcom stardom in favor of philanthropy. ‘When I die, as far as my so-called accomplishments go, it would be nice if ‘Friends’ were listed far behind the things I did to try to help other people. I know it won’t happen, but it would be nice.”
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