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Co-stars share heartbreaking tribute to Matthew Perry as he dies aged 54

Co-stars share heartbreaking tribute to Matthew Perry as he dies aged 54

Friends star Matthew Perry died yesterday at the age of 54

Matthew Perry's co-stars have shared a heartbreaking tribute following the actor's death.

The star, best-known for playing Chandler Bing in the hit sitcom Friends, died yesterday (28 October).

Reportedly found in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home, Perry was aged just 54.

The actor's death has been treated as a ‘water rescue’, according to a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson.

NBC (the network which aired Friends) confirmed the sad news in a statement: "We are incredibly saddened by the too soon passing of Matthew Perry.

"He brought so much joy to hundreds of millions of people around the world with his pitch-perfect comedic timing and wry wit. His legacy will live on through countless generations."

Perry starred in the 10 season-long series alongside Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Leblanc and David Schwimmer.

Friends ran for 10 seasons.
Reisig & Taylor/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

Perry's costars shared a heartbreaking tribute to him, writing: "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 Janice Hosenstein in Friends shared a photo of the pair to Instagram, writing in the caption: "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."

Paget Brewster, who played Chandler’s girlfriend Kathy in season four, also wrote on X: “He was lovely to me on Friends and every time I saw him in the decades after.

"Please read his book. It was his legacy to help. He won’t rest in peace though. He’s already too busy making everyone laugh up there."

The star played Chandler Bing on Friends.
NBC

Fans flocked to the star's final Instagram post to pay tribute and praise the actor.

Many wrote: “Rest in peace Chandler,” as others put: “Thanks for the laughs.”

Another commented: “Watching Friends will never be the same.

“He was a legend idk what to say I am about to cry.”

“Thank you and I hope you know how much you were and will be loved.”

One said: “I did survive very stressful times thanks to him and the rest of the gang. Feels like losing a friend, doesn’t it?”

Many also agreed: “We all lost a Friend today.”

Someone else commented: “Thank you for all of the laughter and joy you brought to the world. I hope you are at peace, and know how much you were beloved - truly beloved - by the world. Rest peacefully, F.R.I.E.N.D.”

An investigation into Perry's death is ongoing and there is currently no cause of death.

There was no apparent foul play.

Featured Image Credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Reisig & Taylor/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

Topics: Celebrity, Friends, TV and Film, Matthew Perry, US News, World News