‘Friends’ Cast Issues Statement on Death of Matthew Perry
The cast of Friends — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer — have issued a statement about the death of Matthew Perry.
In a statement to People, “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. 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.”
The cast continues, “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.”
Perry, of course, reached incredible levels of stardom along with the rest of the cast of Friends. The series ran for 234 episodes from 1994-2004. During the show’s run, Perry received one Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2002 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Friends won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2002.
Perry died suddenly on Saturday (Oct. 28) at age 54. According to the Los Angeles Times, Perry was found dead in a hot tub at his home in Los Angeles. No drugs were found at the scene, and no foul play is suspected. The cause of death is not currently known. An autopsy and toxicology report is being conducted by the Los Angeles County Coroner.
Perry’s mother and father — Suzanne Morrison and John Bennett Perry — and his stepfather — Keith Morrison — issued a statement to TMZ. They shared, “We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our beloved son and brother. Matthew brought so much joy to the world, both as an actor and a friend. You all meant so much to him and we appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love.”