Lisa Kudrow Honors Matthew Perry with Heartfelt Tribute
Lisa Kudrow is the final main cast member from Friends to share a tribute to Matthew Perry, who died on Oct. 28 at age 54.
Kudrow shared a vintage photo of her with Perry before Friends even premiered. She wrote via Instagram, “Shot the pilot, ‘Friends Like Us,’ got picked up, then immediately, we were at the NBC Upfronts.”
She continued, “Then…You suggested we play poker AND made it so much fun while we initially bonded. Thank you for that. Thank you for making me laugh so hard at something you said, that my muscles ached, and tears poured down my face EVERY DAY.”
Kudrow added, “Thank you for your open heart in a six-way relationship that required compromise. And a lot of ‘talking.’ Thank you for showing up at work when you weren’t well and then, being completely brilliant. Thank you for the best 10 years a person gets to have. Thank you for trusting me. Thank you for all I learned about GRACE and LOVE through knowing you.”
She sweetly concluded, “Thank you for the time I got to have with you, Matthew.”
This week saw each Friends cast member share a personal tribute to Perry. Matt LeBlanc and Courteney Cox shared tributes on Nov. 14. Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer shared tributes earlier today (Nov. 15).
Following Perry’s death, the five surviving cast members issued a joint statement. They said on Oct. 30, “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.”
They continued, “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.”