The cast members of "Friends" Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer have paid tribute to their late co-star Matthew Perry in heartfelt individual posts on their verified Instagram accounts. This comes following previous tributes from fellow cast members Matt LeBlanc and Courteney Cox. Perry passed away on October 28 at the age of 54. Aniston's post features a photo of her and Perry, a screenshot of a text he had sent her, and a video clip of a touching scene between their characters on "Friends."
In the caption, Aniston expresses the deep emotional impact of saying goodbye to their beloved "Matty." She acknowledges that loss is a part of life, but explains the intense grief she is experiencing. Aniston emphasizes the importance of allowing oneself to fully feel grief in order to also appreciate the moments of joy and gratitude that come from loving someone deeply. She describes Perry as someone who was a vital part of their chosen family, forever changing their lives. Aniston also shares a text message from Perry where he mentions that making her laugh brightened his day, and she reflects on how laughter was such an integral part of his life.
She concludes by stating that she will cherish their texts forever. Schwimmer also pays tribute to Perry's humor and talent, praising his unique ability to transform dialogue into something completely original and unexpectedly funny. He highlights how the cast of "Friends" formed a close-knit family and commends Perry for his generosity and open heart. Kudrow, who played Phoebe Bouffay on the show, recalls her early experiences with Perry, from shooting the pilot to bonding over poker games. She thanks Perry for making her laugh so much that her muscles ached and tears streamed down her face every day. Kudrow also expresses gratitude for Perry's commitment to the show despite not always being well and acknowledges his brilliance.
She concludes by thanking Perry for the best ten years of her life and for teaching her about grace and love. With Kudrow's tribute, all five surviving cast members have now honored their late co-star. Aniston ends her post by expressing her love for Perry and stating that she talks to him every day, believing that he is now at peace and free from pain. She bids farewell to her "little brother" and expresses how he always brightened her day.