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Jennifer Aniston shares text from Matthew Perry as she and David Schwimmer post tributes to their co-star

Friends stars Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer paid tribute to Matthew Perry.

Aniston, who played Rachel Green on the show, wrote in an Instagram post: “Oh my god, this one has been profound…Having to say goodbye to our Matty has been an insane rush of emotions that I can’t handle. never experienced before.

“We all experience loss at some point in our lives. The loss of life or the loss of love.

“Being able to really sit in that grief allows you to feel moments of joy and gratitude for having loved someone so deeply. And we loved him deeply. He was so much a part of our DNA. We were always all the six.

“They were a chosen family that forever changed the course of who we were and what our path would be.

“For Matty, he KNEW he loved making people laugh. As he said himself, if he didn’t hear ‘laughter’ he thought he was going to die. His life literally depended on it. And he managed to do just that.

“He made us all laugh. And laugh hard. Over the last two weeks I’ve been texting each other. Laughing and crying and then laughing again. I’ll keep them forever and ever. I found a text that ‘he brought me out of nowhere one day. That says it all.

“Matty, I love you so much and I know that you are now completely at peace and free from all pain. I talk to you every day…sometimes I can almost hear you saying ‘could you BE any crazier?’

“Rest, little brother. You always made my day.”

Aniston also posted a photo of a text exchange with Perry where he said, “Making you laugh made my day.”

Meanwhile, Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller in the sitcom, said: “Matty, thank you for ten incredible years of laughter and creativity.

“I will never forget your impeccable comedic timing and delivery. You could take a straight line of dialogue and bend it to your liking, resulting in something so entirely original and astonishingly funny that it still amazes.

“And you had a heart. Which you were generous with and shared with us, so that we could create a family with six strangers.

“This photo is from one of my favorite moments with you. Now it makes me smile and cry at the same time.

Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer in Friends.  Photo: Everett/Shutterstock
Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer in Friends. Photo: Everett/Shutterstock

“I imagine you up there somewhere, in the same white suit, hands in your pockets, looking around – ‘could there be more clouds?’”

Pear54 years old, died last month after a apparent drowning at his home in Los Angeles. His death remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office following an autopsy and toxicology testing.

He played the role of the quick-witted Chandler Bing in the beloved sitcom between 1994 and 2004.

LeBlanc, who played Chandler’s best friend Joey Tribbiani on the show, said in an Instagram post Tuesday that “the times we spent together are honestly some of the favorite times of my life.”

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In a moving tribute, LeBlanc wrote: “I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day.”

“It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to you.

“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.”

(L to R) Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox in Friends.  Photo: NBC/Everett/Shutterstock
(L to R) Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox in Friends. Photo: NBC/Everett/Shutterstock

Courteney Cox, who played Monica Geller, Chandler’s wife, in Friendssaid on Tuesday: “I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day.

On Instagram, she 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.

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“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.”

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.

Undated file photo issued by HBO Max from the Friends reunion special of (l-r) Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer.  Friends???  Star Matthew Perry has been found dead at his home in Los Angeles, according to reports in the United States.  Publication date: Sunday October 29, 2023.
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In a joint statement released following his death on October 28, his Friends co-stars – The White, Helmsman, Aniston, Schwimmer And Lisa Kudrow – said: “We are all completely devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just castmates. We are family.

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The cast of Friends

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

They were also among 20 mourners at Perry’s funeral in the Hollywood Hills earlier this month.

The cast of the American television sitcom "Friends" (L-R) Courteney Cox, Matt White, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston pose for photos at the Channel 4 Television Center on March 25.  The actors are in Britain to film the final episode of their current series.

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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