Matthew Perry’s iconic scenes from ‘Friends’
Friends co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane recalled their final conversation with Matthew Perry before his death on 28 October,
In an interview with TODAY show host Hoda Kotb, Kauffman said Perry’s death “seems so unfair” because the actor “was in a really good place” when they last spoke.
“It was great,” she said. “He was happy and chipper. He didn’t seem weighed down by anything. He was in a really good place, which is why this seems so unfair.”
Kauffman and Crane’s interview with Kotb will air in full on Wednesday (1 November), just days after Perry’s Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer said they were “utterly devastated” by his death in a joint statement.
Meanwhile, results of Perry’s initial post-mortem report are “inconclusive”, as tributes from the actor’s fans and friends continue to pour in.
The American-Canadian star, best known for his portrayal of sarcastic joker Chandler Bing in Friends, died in an apparent drowning in his hot tub. A 911 call captured a small portion of the police response.
My favourite Chandler Bing scene wasn’t just funny. It shows Matthew Perry’s poignant impact
In the wake of Perry’s death, fans have shared how much he made them laugh. Watching an artist perfectly slide into a performance brings such meaningful joy, writes Clémence Michallon for The Independent.
Maanya Sachdeva1 November 2023 11:46
‘His book kept me sober’: Tributes to Matthew Perry’s ‘courageous’ work to help others battle addiction
In the wake of Matthew Perry’s death, people honour the Friends star for his advocacy work to destigmitise substance use disorder and help those in recovery.
Ariana Baio and Clémence Michallon report:
Maanya Sachdeva1 November 2023 10:30
Miriam Margolyes shares Matthew Perry tribute weeks after expressing regret over Graham Norton show question
Margolyes, 82, reflected on their interaction in a section from her new memoir, writing that“I really wish I hadn’t” asked Perry “if he was an alcoholic”.
Maanya Sachdeva1 November 2023 09:51
VOICES: Let Matthew Perry’s legacy be those he helped with addiction
Perry changed the narrative around addiction. Could he have been a more relatable role model? Adam Bloodworth writes:
Tom Murray1 November 2023 06:51
Watch: Hank Azaria says Matthew Perry helped him get sober as he pays tribute to late friend
Hank Azaria says Matthew Perry helped him get sober as he pays tribute to late friend
Tom Murray1 November 2023 05:52
‘Chandler and Monica taught me everything I need to know about love’
Matthew Perry’s Friends character brought the world joy and laughter, and mirrored our insecurities and anxieties. But he also made me think about relationships in a different way, writes Ellie Harrison
Tom Murray1 November 2023 04:50
VOICES: My favourite Chandler Bing scene wasn’t just funny. It shows Matthew Perry’s poignant impact
In the wake of Perry’s death, fans have shared how much he made them laugh. Watching an artist perfectly slide into a performance brings such meaningful joy, writes Clémence Michallon
Tom Murray1 November 2023 03:51
Lisa Kudrow is not adopting Matthew Perry’s dog, despite multiple reports.
Earlier this week, it was rumoured that Kudrow would be taking in the late actor’s dog after his sudden passing on Saturday 28 October at the age of 54. However, a source has confirmed to People that Perry didn’t own a dog at the time of his death.
Tom Murray1 November 2023 02:53
Friends co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane reveal that Matthew Perry was ‘happy and chipper’ weeks before his death
In a recent interview with Today’s Hoda Kotb – which will air on NBC News on Wednesday (1 November) – Kauffman and Crane disclosed that their last conversation with Perry – two weeks before his death – was an upbeat one.
“It was great,” Kauffman told host Kotb. “He was happy and chipper. He didn’t seem weighed down by anything. He was in a really good place, which is why this seems so unfair.”
Tom Murray1 November 2023 01:54
Video: ‘The one where we all lost a friend’ Heartbroken fans react to Matthew Perry’s death
‘The one where we all lost a friend’ Heartbroken fans react to Matthew Perry’s death
Tom Murray1 November 2023 00:55