Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the popular sitcom "Friends," was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Saturday at the age of 54. His passing was met with an outpouring of grief from friends, co-stars, and fans, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, "Friends" co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane, and singer Adele.
In a joint statement, Kauffman, Crane, and Bright expressed their shock and deep sadness at the loss of their beloved friend. They spoke of Perry's humor, intelligence, and generosity, both on and off the screen. Perry's family also released a statement through People Magazine, thanking everyone for their love and support during this difficult time.
Trudeau, who attended elementary school with Perry, reminisced about the schoolyard games they used to play and praised Perry for the joy he brought to people around the world. Adele, during her Las Vegas show, spoke about how Perry's work made her laugh and expressed her love and gratitude for him.
Perry's former co-stars also shared their memories and condolences. Morgan Fairchild, who played Chandler's mother on "Friends," expressed her heartbreak over the loss of her "son." Maggie Wheeler, who portrayed Janice, Perry's on-screen girlfriend, spoke of the joy he brought to many lives. Other actors, including Wendell Pierce and Shannen Doherty, shared their grief and reflected on their friendships with Perry.
Even though Perry's death is a great loss to the entertainment industry, his impact and legacy will continue to live on. Gwyneth Paltrow, who met Perry in 1993, described their summer together as magical and expressed her sadness at his passing.
The news of Matthew Perry's death has left many in shock and sadness. His talent, humor, and kindness will be remembered by those who knew him and those who enjoyed his work. May he rest in peace.