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Jennifer Aniston speaks out on Matthew Perry’s final moments in first interview since star’s death

Jennifer Aniston speaks out on Matthew Perry’s final moments in first interview since star’s death

Aniston said she'd been texting her Friends co-star the morning of the day he died in October

Jennifer Aniston has spoken out on Matthew Perry's final moments.

The 54-year-old recently did her first interview since the death of her Friends co-star.

Perry died on 28 October at the age of 54.

Best known for starring alongside Aniston in the popular sitcom as Chandler Bing, the pair had remained close since the show ended in 2004.

In the days following Perry's death, the Rachel Green actor shared a touching tribute to Instagram.

"Oh boy this one has cut deep... Having to say goodbye to our Matty has been an insane wave of emotions that I’ve never experienced before," she wrote.

"We all experience loss at some point in our lives. Loss of life or loss of love. Being able to really SIT in this grief allows you to feel the moments of joy and gratitude for having loved someone that deep...

"Rest little brother. You always made my day."

Matthew Perry died earlier this year.
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During her first interview since the loss of Perry, Aniston told Variety he 'was happy'.

Sitting beside her The Morning Show co-star, Reese Witherspoon, she wiped away tears as she said: "He was healthy. He had quit smoking. He was getting in shape. He was happy — that’s all I know.

"I was literally texting with him that morning, funny Matty. He was not in pain. He wasn’t struggling. He was happy."

Aniston continued: "I want people to know he was really healthy, and getting healthy.

"He was on a pursuit. He worked so hard. He really was dealt a tough one. I miss him dearly. We all do.

"Boy, he made us laugh really hard."

The star hopes Perry will be remembered as he said 'he'd love to be' which was as a man who lived well and helped other people.

Aniston says she was texting with him that morning.
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Following his death, fans and friends paid tribute to Perry on social media, sharing memories and favourite moments.

Aniston said it's 'so beautiful' to see, adding: "I hope he can know that he was loved in a way he never thought he was."

Witherspoon also praised the cast of Friends, saying they were all 'so close'.

She added: "It’s incredible what was born of those friendships, and how you guys have always taken care of each other for years and years.

"It’s really beautiful and set standards for our business, as well, with the way you respected each other."

Perry was found 'unconscious in a stand-alone jacuzzi' at his Los Angeles home in October.

The cause of the Friends star's death remains unknown.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros./Steve Granitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Topics: Friends, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Celebrity, TV and Film