Matthew Perry, known for playing Chandler Bing on “Friends,” was honored in a private funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles. His “Friends” co-stars, among other loved ones, gathered to mourn.
Perry passed away on October 28 at 54 years old, and his death deeply affected his “Friends” co-stars. “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family,” they expressed in a heartfelt statement. They vowed to speak more on Perry’s legacy when ready, adding, “For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family.”
Perry’s commitment to helping others fight addiction was profound. In a past interview, he revealed, “I can say yes and follow up and do it… when I die, I don’t want Friends to be the first thing that’s mentioned — I want that to be the first thing that’s mentioned.”
True to his wishes, the Matthew Perry Foundation was established to support those battling substance abuse, encapsulating his dedication. “The Matthew Perry Foundation is the realization of Matthew’s enduring commitment to helping others struggling with the disease of addiction,” confirmed a statement from the organization.