Matthew Perry was officially laid to rest yesterday (Nov. 3) during a private Los Angeles ceremony, which was attended by his former Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Courtney Cox, and Matt Leblanc.
Drone footage of the actors entering the funeral donning all black made it to the X shortly after via The Today Show. A post explains that the group gathered at the Forest Lawn Church of the Hills, and a 30-second clip shows Aniston, Kudrow, Cox, and Schwimmer arriving together. While LeBlanc is not seen in the footage, other fans have posted photos of him in attendance.
The heartbreaking video has brought fans to X to express their condolences and grief over the loss. Many have shared how iconic the star became for his role as Chandler Bing. They also noted how the actor, who struggled with addiction, had so much passion for helping others who have drug and alcohol dependencies.
Fans Mourn The Loss of Matthew Perry
“Goodbye, Mr. Perry. We’ll try to keep it down…” one fan commented on Today’s post.
“Fair well, and thanks for your never-forgotten entertainment, Rip,” another wrote.
Another person noted that Perry’s family chose to have the funeral at a church just down the street from the Friends studio where Matthew Perry and the others spent a decade of their lives.
Friends and Family Worked Together to Launch ‘The Matthew Perry Foundation’
Matthew Perry died on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the age of 54. According to reports, he was found in his hot tub at his LA home. Authorities speculate the actor drowned. And they confirmed that there were no signs of foul play. Drugs and alcohol were not found at the scene.
The LA Country Medical Examiner has completed an autopsy. However, the results are pending a toxicology report and have not been released.
The actor had been working to establish the Matthew Perry Foundation before his death. The non-profit aimed to support people struggling to overcome substance abuse. As a way of honoring Perry, a group of loved ones worked together to officially launch the project on the day of his funeral.
“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,” Perry said during a 2022 interview on the Q with Tom Power podcast. “Addiction is far too powerful for anyone to defeat alone. But together, one day at a time, we can beat it down.”
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