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Jennifer Aniston shares beautiful tribute to ‘little brother’ Matthew Perry as Friends stars break silence

David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc have all shared touching tributes.

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Both Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer have shared moving tributes to their Friends co-star Matthew Perry.

The actor tragically died last month at the age of 54, after reportedly drowning in his hot tub at his LA home.

Matthew Perry was best-known for his role as Chandler Bing in Friends, in which he starred alongside on-screen wife Courteney Cox (Monica), on-screen roommate Matt LeBlanc (Joey), David Schwimmer (Ross), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe) and Jennifer Aniston (Rachel).

His Friends cast-mates had remained silent since his death but have now all begun to share their own tributes to the hugely popular star.

Today, Jennifer Aniston said that his death has ‘cut deep’ and left her in an ‘insane wave of emotions’.


Describing him as a ‘little brother’, she detailed his ability to make everyone laugh, and how deeply loved he was.

Meanwhile David Schwimmer’s tribute praised his friend’s ‘impeccable comic timing and delivery’ and even included a joke inspired by a Chandler Bing catchphrase – “Could there BE any more clouds?”


Matt LeBlanc shared a statement yesterday which said: “Spread your wings and fly brother, you are finally free.”

Jennifer Aniston’s full tribute to Matthew Perry reads as follows: “Oh boy this one has cut deep… Having to say goodbye to our Matty has been an insane wave of emotions that I’ve never experienced before.

The Friends cast have shared a tribute to co-star Matthew Perry after his sudden death
The Friends cast have shared tributes to co-star Matthew Perry after his sudden death

“We all experience loss at some point in our lives. Loss of life or loss of love. Being able to really SIT in this grief allows you to feel the moments of joy and gratitude for having loved someone that deep. And we loved him deeply. He was such a part of our DNA. We were always the 6 of us.


“This was a chosen family that forever changed the course of who we were and what our path was going to be.

“For Matty, he KNEW he loved to make people laugh. As he said himself, if he didn’t hear the ‘laugh’ he thought he was going to die. His life literally depended on it. And boy did he succeed in doing just that.

“He made all of us laugh. And laugh hard. In the last couple weeks, I’ve been pouring over our texts to one another. Laughing and crying then laughing again. I’ll keep them forever and ever. I found one text that he sent me out of nowhere one day. It says it all. (See the second slide…)

“Matty, I love you so much and I know you are now completely at peace and out of any 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…”


David Schwimmer meanwhile said: “Matty, thank you for ten incredible years of laughter and creativity.

“I will never forget your impeccable comic timing and delivery. You could take a straight line of dialogue and bend it to your will, resulting in something so entirely original and unexpectedly funny it still astonishes.

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

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

“I imagine you up there, somewhere, in the same white suit, hands in your pockets, looking around—


“‘Could there BE any more clouds?'”

Matt LeBlanc’s tribute read: “Matthew. It is with a heavy heart I say goodbye. The times we had together are honestly among the favorite times of my life.

“It was an honor to share the stage with you and to call you my friend. I will always smile when I think of you and I’ll never forget you. Never.

“Spread your wings and fly brother you’re finally free. Much love.

“And I guess you’re keeping the 20 bucks you owe me.”


And Courteney Cox wrote, sharing a Friends clip of Monica and Chandler in London: “I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day.

“When you work with someone as closely as I did with Matthew, there are thousands of moments I wish I could share. For now here’s one of my favorites.

“To give a little backstory, Chandler and Monica were supposed to have a one night fling in London. But because of the audience’s reaction, it became the beginning of their love story.

“In this scene, before we started rolling, he whispered a funny line for me to say. He often did things like that. He was funny and he was kind.”

Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, and Matt LeBlanc have now all shared tributes to the late, great Matthew Perry.

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