Hours after Matthew Perry’s death was announced, Robyn Lively took to Instagram to pay tribute to her longtime friend and the Friends star.
While sharing some throwback pics of Perry, Lively opened up about the Matthew “Manu” Perry she knew. “My favorite era,” she gushed. “I wish I had personal photos handy but instead I can share with you our long ago friendship and how special he was.”
Lively said she met Perry during an episode of a show called Second Chance. The show was eventually revamped to Boys Will Be Boys, the TV show Perry starred in. “We became fast friends and a few years later went on a handful of dates together,” she declared. Some of my most fun! He took me to my first ever Dodgers game, a random Bingo night with a church full of sweet old ladies, a spontaneous pit stop at a tiny local carnival where I made him go on the Zipper ride with me.”
The Bewitched actress explained she’s never laughed so hard as she did during the Zipper ride incident. “He was utterly terrified! I beat him badly one night in a game of Scrabble to which he retorted, “BE meaner!” (I actually made him say this all the time after that 😂).”
Lively also stated that Perry made the Chandler Bing role his. “Matthew was Chandler, Chandler was Matthew. He was insanely funny, smart, charming, and everyone who knew him absolutely adored him. Including me.”
Although she and Perry lost touch over the years, Lively said she never forgot about their friendship. “He was the actual best. My heart goes out to his family and all who loved him. He was so special and will be dearly missed.”
Matthew Perry’s Cause of Death Reportedly Deferred Following Autopsy
Meanwhile, NBC News reports that Matthew Perry’s cause of death has been deferred following the autopsy was conducted.
Sources involved in the situation revealed to the media outlet that a further investigation has been requested before an official determination will be made. Although the official cause of death won’t be released for several, the LA coroner’s office said Perry’s body is ready to be released to his family.
NBC News reports that a 9-1-1 call came in at 4:07 p.m. local time on Saturday (October 28th). The call was about needing assistance with a water rescue. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department, Brian Humphrey, stated that first responders went to the Pacific Palisades residence. That was when they discovered Matthew Perry’s body in a jacuzzi.
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