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04th Nov 2023

Matthew Perry’s funeral song was quote he used to write when signing his final books

Callum Boyle

Matthew Perry

Perry’s funeral was held in LA

The song used at Matthew Perry’s funeral was a quote he wrote when signing his final books.

Perry was found unresponsive in a jacuzzi at his Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, home last week.

In addition to his work as an actor, Perry was an advocate for helping people through their addictions after going through alcohol addiction himself.

Before his death, the 54-year-old once said that his charitable work is what he wanted to be known for in his memoir: Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.

“I want helping others to be the first thing that’s mentioned and I’m going to live the rest of my life proving that,” he said.

“Addiction is far too powerful for anyone to defeat alone. But together, one day at a time, we can beat it down.”

As well as that, Perry said he wanted the song ‘Don’t Give Up’ by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush as his funeral song.

Perry’s funeral was held at Forest Lawn Church of the Hills, not far away from where he and his fellow stars filmed Friends for 10 years.

TMZ reported that the funeral ceremony was an intimate event with around 20 or so people in attendance.

Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, and David Schwimmer were all present at the event.

Matt LeBlanc was also there alongside Matthew’s father, John Bennett Perry, and stepfather, Keith Morrison.

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