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15th Nov 2023

Jennifer Aniston pays tribute to ‘little brother’ Matthew Perry

Charlie Herbert

Jennifer aniston tribute to matthew perry

“I talk to you every day… sometimes I can almost hear you saying ‘could you BE any crazier?'”

Jennifer Aniston has paid tribute to her Friend’s co-star Matthew Perry following his sudden death last month.

Last month, Perry, who was known the world over for his role as Chandler in the legendary sitcom, passed away at the age of 54 after being found unresponsive in a jacuzzi at his Los Angeles home.

In a moving post on Instagram, Aniston, who played Rachel in Friends, wrote that her co-stars death had “cut deep” and that saying goodbye to Perry had been an “insane wave of emotions that I’ve never experienced before.”

She continued: “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.”

Aniston shared a screenshot of the text in question. Perry had sent her a message saying: “Making you laugh just made my day. It made my day.”

She responded: “Awww the first of THOUSANDS of times.”

The actor also shared a clip from Friends in her post, and finished by saying: “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…”

Aniston’s tribute comes just hours after Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc both penned moving tributes to Perry on Instagram.

David Schwimmer has also shared his own post in memory of the late actor, in which he thanked him for “ten incredible years of laughter and creativity.”

The Instagram posts are the first individual tributes to be shared by the main Friends stars.

All five of Cox, LeBlanc, Aniston, Schwimmer and their co-star Lisa Kudrow had released a joint statement last month following his death in which they said they were “utterly devastated.”

The statement read: “We were more than just cast mates. We are a family.

“There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss. In time we will say more, as and when we are able.

“For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world.”

All five of them attended Perry’s funeral last month.

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