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‘I’m going to miss you every day’: Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc pay tribute to Friends co-star Matthew Perry

Two of Matt LeBlanc’s Friends co-stars have paid tribute to the actor, with his on-screen partner Courteney Cox saying she missed him “every day”.

The actress, who plays Monica Geller in the series, wrote in an emotional post on Instagram: “I’m so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day.”

Pear54 years old, died last month after a apparent drowning at his home in Los Angeles.

Matt LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani, said it was an “honor to share the stage with you and call you my friend.”

Also sharing a tribute on Instagram, LeBlanc wrote: “It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye. The times we spent together are honestly some of the favorite times of my life.

“It was an honor to share the stage with you and call you my 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. Much love.

“And I guess you keep the $20 you owe me.”

Cox shared what she described as one of her favorite moments with her friend “Matty.”

“To give a little backstory, Chandler and Monica were supposed to have a one-night stand in London. But because of the public reaction, it became the start of their love story.

“In that scene, before we started driving, he whispered a funny thing for me to say. He did things like that a lot. He was funny and he was nice.”

Perry’s death remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office following an autopsy with toxicology testing.

Perry was best known for playing wise-cracking Chandler Bing In Friends between 1994 and 2004. LeBlanc played Chandler’s roommate and best friend, Joey Tribbiani.

Perry and LeBlanc in 2015

David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc in Friends.  Photo: Everett/Shutterstock
A scene from Friends with Perry as Chandler and LeBlanc as Joey. Photo: Everett/Shutterstock

Friends features LeBlanc, Helmsman, Jennifer AnistonDavid Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow, were among 20 mourners at Perry’s funeral in the Hollywood Hills earlier this month.

In a joint statement released following his death on October 28, the co-stars said: “We are all completely devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just castmates. We are family.

“There is so much to say, but for now, we are going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.”

Learn more:
What Perry’s Memoir Revealed

Obituary: The one who made everyone laugh
Perry’s life in pictures

Tributes poured in after Perry’s deathincluding messages from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – who attended the same school as the actor – and Sarah, Duchess of York, who made an appearance on Friends.

Perry has spoken openly about his battle with drug addiction and addiction and created a sober living center for men with similar issues.

A foundation has now been created to help others struggling with illness.

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Friends creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane said Perry was in a “really a good place“when they spoke to him two weeks before his death.

Speaking to NBC’s Today Show, Ms Kauffman said: “He was happy and cheerful. He didn’t seem overwhelmed by anything. He was really in a good place, which is why it seems so unfair.”

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