The world of cinema is in mourning. Matthew Perry, known for the role of Chandler Bing in the series Friends, which features one of the most famous groups of friends in the world, died on Saturday October 28 at the age of 54. Many celebrities very affected by his disappearance paid tribute to him on social networks.
Actress Morgan Fairchild, who played the role of Chandler’s mother for several years in the hit series, spoke with sadness of the disappearance of her “son” from filming. “I am heartbroken to learn of the sudden death of my “son” Matthew Perry. The loss of such a young and talented actor is a shock,” she wrote on X, formerly Twitter. The actress also sent her condolences to the actor's family, and in particular to his father, John Bennett Perry, with whom she worked in the past. Maggie Wheeler, who plays Janice in the series, also paid tribute to her former set friend. “What a loss. The world will miss you Matthew Perry. The joy you brought to so many people during your too short life will endure. I feel so lucky for all the moments we shared together,” she posted on her Instagram account.
Paget Brewster, who played one of Chandler's girlfriends in season 4 of Friends, posted on his X account: “He was adorable to me on the set of Friends and every time I met him. I saw afterwards. Please read his book. It was his legacy to help others. But he won't rest in peace... He'll be too busy making everyone up there laugh." “He struggled with many addictions and had the courage to speak openly and honestly about them. I am so sorry for his family and friends who are hearing this news today. It’s a real heartbreak,” actress Olivia Munn also shared in her Instagram story. “I’m torn. My heart is broken. Sweet dreams Matty,” said actress Selma Blair, who paid tribute to “her oldest friend” on Instagram.
This shower of tribute was not confined to the world of cinema. Singer Adele also shared her sadness. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Briton briefly interrupted her concert in Las Vegas on Saturday evening. “I will remember this character all my life,” she told the crowd before dedicating her song When We Were Young to the actor. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who knew the actor during his childhood, also paid tribute to the actor in a Tweet on Saturday October 29. “I will never forget our schoolyard games, and I know that people around the world will not forget the joy you brought them. Thanks for the laughs, Matthew. You were loved and you will be missed,” he said.
The five “friends” of Friends – Jennifer Anniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt Leblanc – have not yet reacted to the announcement of the disappearance of Matthew Perry.