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Matt LeBlanc releases emotional statement over Matthew Perry's death

Matt LeBlanc releases emotional statement over Matthew Perry's death

The actor paid tribute to his Friends co-star in a heartfelt Instagram post

Matt LeBlanc has broken his silence on the passing of his on-screen partner in crime Matthew Perry.

The pair won the hearts of millions of fans while playing best pals Joey Tribbiani and Chandler Bing on Friends for a decade.

LeBlanc said it was 'an honour to share the stage' with the late actor in an emotional Instagram post shared on Tuesday.

The world has been waiting for his tribute since Perry passed away at his Los Angeles home on 28 October aged 54.

He was laid to rest at Forest Lawn cemetery in the Hollywood Hills last week.

LeBlanc described their on-screen antics as some of the best times in his life in the tear-jerking social media post.

He wrote: "Matthew. It is with a heavy heart I say goodbye.

The pair starred alongside each other in Friends.
David M Bennett/Getty

"The times we had together are honestly among the favourite times of my life.

"It was an honour to share the stage with you and to call you my friend. I will always smile when I think of you and I’ll never forget you. Never.

"Spread your wings and fly brother you’re finally free. Much love."

The 56-year-old finished it off by giving fans one last glimpse of the banter he shared with Perry over the years.

He added: "And I guess you’re keeping the 20 bucks you owe me."

LeBlanc shared a carousel of images showing some of his and Perry's most iconic moments on the show that shot them to stardom.

The actors were a formidable duo on Friends for a decade.
NBC

LeBlanc previously shared his heartbreak in a joint statement with Friends co-stars David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow.

It read: "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. 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."

Maggie Wheeler, who played Perry's love interest Janice on the iconic sitcom, also shared her sadness at the news of his passing last month.

She wrote: "What a loss. The world will miss you Mathew Perry. "The joy you brought to so many in your too short lifetime will live on.

"I feel so very blessed by every creative moment we shared."

Perry's official cause of death is still yet to be determined.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/mleblanc David M Bennett/Getty

Topics: Friends, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Instagram