Matthew Perry’s co-stars from Buddies promised there was a lot extra to say in regards to the actor when they launched a joint assertion within the days following Perry’s demise of a suspected drowning at age 54. Now Matt LeBlanc has posted his personal private tribute to the person who performed his greatest buddy and roommate for a lot of the favored NBC sitcom’s 10 seasons, noting that he’s saying goodbye “with a heavy coronary heart.”
Matt LeBlanc performed Joey Tribbiani on Buddies, and given his character’s shut friendship with Matthew Perry’s Chandler Bing, it’s not onerous to consider that the 2 shaped a fairly tight bond that continued lengthy after the sitcom led to 2004. LeBlanc paid tribute to the late actor on Instagram, writing:
Matt LeBlanc included a number of photos of Joey and Chandler collectively on Buddies and one behind-the-scenes shot of your entire principal forged gathered collectively in a gaggle hug. It’s becoming, given the actors’ comedic tendencies, that his caption ended with a joke about not ever getting the cash again that Matthew Perry owed him (particularly since $20 is subsequent to nothing for the forged members who reportedly nonetheless make $20 million a yr in residuals from the present).
Additionally, wasn’t it all the time Joey who wanted to borrow cash from Chandler? Anyway, you possibly can see Matt LeBlanc’s candy message to his buddy beneath:
A number of different actors have paid tribute to Matthew Perry within the weeks following his passing. Hank Azaria recalled the actor being even funnier in particular person than he was as Chandler Bing. Azaria additionally mentioned Perry was an vital a part of his sobriety, which I think about would have made The Complete 9 Yards actor fairly completely satisfied, as Perry hoped to be remembered for serving to individuals as a lot as he’s remembered for Buddies.
Extra former Buddies visitor stars spoke out as nicely, with Selma Blair saying she cherished Matthew Perry “unconditionally.” Paget Brewster, in the meantime, recalled him being “pretty” to her, each on the set of the sitcom and within the many years that adopted.
The “Should See TV” program — which additionally starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer — stays as fashionable as ever at the moment, and it appears everybody has their very own favourite episodes that made us fall in love with Matthew Perry. As onerous as his demise is for Buddies followers all over the place, I can solely think about the heartache that Matt LeBlanc and the others who had been closest to him are feeling. If you wish to relive the happier days of J-Man and Channy, all 10 seasons of Buddies will be streamed with a Max subscription.