In “Friends,” Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry played the sitcom’s enduring dream couple. This is how Cox remembers her late co-star.
After Matt LeBlanc (56), Courteney Cox (59) also said goodbye to Matthew Perry (1969-2023), who died on October 28, 2023 at the age of 54. “I’m so grateful for every moment I had with you, Matty, and I miss you every day,” she wrote of her “Friends” co-star. Her role Monica Geller and Perry’s character Chandler Bing were the dream couple of the successful sitcom.
The beginning of a love story
“When you work with someone as closely as I did with Matthew, there are thousands of moments that I would love to share,” Courteney Cox explained in her post. “But here is one of my favorite moments.” The actress shared a clip of a “Friends” scene that marked a turning point in the series for Monica and Chandler. “Backstory: Chandler and Monica were supposed to have a one-night stand in London. But because of the audience’s reaction, it became the beginning of their love story,” Cox commented on the excerpt, which shows the series couple in a hotel bed in London. “In that scene, before we started shooting, he whispered a funny line for me to say. He did that a lot. He was funny and kind.”
Matt LeBlanc (56) had previously commented on the death of his “Friends” co-star for the first time in an Instagram post. “Matthew, with a heavy heart I say goodbye,” the Joey Tribbiani actor began his emotional contribution. “The time we spent together was honestly one of the best times in my life.” It was an honor to share the stage with Perry and to call him a friend. “I will always smile when I think of you and I will never forget you. Ever. Spread your wings and fly brother, you are finally free.”
The actor died on October 28, 2023 at the age of 54. He was found dead in his home in Los Angeles. The funeral took place on November 3rd at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles. In addition to friends and family, Perry’s co-stars from the series also came. The main cast also included Jennifer Aniston (54), Lisa Kudrow (60) and David Schwimmer (57).
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