Beloved actor Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on Friends, passed away on Saturday, October 28. He was 54 years old. Since his death, tributes have poured in from fans and colleagues alike, the majority of which in the form of social media posts.
Now, however, Friends fans are taking a more tangible approach by arranging a makeshift memorial outside of the iconic building used in the exterior shots of Monica and Chandler’s apartments.
Fans gathered at the corner of Bedford and Grove Street in Greenwich Village to pay tribute to the late icon. The Little Owl café at the base of the building is now adorned with signs, flowers, and other mementos from fans.
Tributes for Matthew Perry outside the Friends apartment in New York. He was so loved. pic.twitter.com/yp044s4vuW— no context chandler bing (@NoContxtBing) October 30, 2023
“We are so sorry no one was there for you. You are so loved and will be missed for generations. Thank you for being our friend,” one sign read. “We will never understand what Chandler’s job was,” read another. “But we will know how much joy being in his company brought us.”
‘Friends’ Creators Mourn the Death of Matthew Perry
Among the countless admirers to honor the memory of Matthew Perry were Friends creators Matthew Kauffman and David Crane, along with producer Kevin Bright. In a joint statement, the trio expressed their grief at the loss of their long-time friend.
“We are shocked and deeply, deeply saddened by our beloved friend Matthew’s passing,” they wrote. “It still seems impossible. All we can say is that we feel blessed to have had him as part of our lives.”
“He was a brilliant talent. It’s a cliche to say that an actor makes a role their own, but in Matthew’s case, there are no truer words. From the day we first heard him embody the role of Chandler Bing, there was no one else for us. We will always cherish the joy, the light, the blinding intelligence he brought to every moment – not just to his work, but in life as well. He was always the funniest person in the room. More than that, he was the sweetest, with a giving and selfless heart.”
“We send all of our love to his family and friends. This truly is The One Where Our Hearts Are Broken.”
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