Rest in peace, Matthew Perry. The late Good friends actor was laid to relaxation on Friday.
ET has figured out that the actor was laid to rest at Forest Garden Memorial Park in Los Angeles, not significantly from Warner Bros. Studios in which he filmed Friends. The funeral was held Friday afternoon and was attended by his family and mates, together with his previous solid associates Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer.
Perry was very best recognized for his beloved portrayal of Chandler Bing on NBC’s Friends.
Perry was discovered useless in a sizzling tub at his residence in Los Angeles, California, on Oct. 28. He was 54, and is is survived by his mother and father, John Bennett Perry and Suzanne Morrison.
On Oct. 30, Perry’s 5 main Mates co-stars — Cox, Aniston, Kudrow, LeBlanc and Schwimmer — released a joint assertion about Perry’s death.
“We are all so completely devastated by the decline of Matthew. We were far more than just solid mates. We are a household,” their statement examine. “There is so a lot to say, but correct now we’re likely to take a second to grieve and approach this unfathomable decline.”
“In time we will say extra, as and when we are capable,” the statement ongoing. “For now, our thoughts and our like are with Matty’s loved ones, his pals, and absolutely everyone who liked him about the environment.”
Perry was candid about his struggles with habit in his 2022 memoir, Close friends, Fans and The Huge Terrible Factor — and opened up in an job interview at the time about how he failed to want to just be remembered for his performing, or for actively playing Chandler Bing all through the hit NBC sitcom’s 10-period run.
“The most effective thing about me, bar none, is if any person comes up to me and suggests, ‘I can not end drinking. Can you assist me?’ I can say indeed and comply with up and do it,” Perry shared in a November 2022 interview on the Q with Tom Power podcast. “And I’ve claimed this for a lengthy time: when I die, I will not want Friends to be the initial factor that is mentioned — I want that to be the to start with factor which is stated. And I am going to stay the rest of my existence proving that.”
Even with Perry’s demise, that goal arrived to fruition on Nov. 3 with the announcement of the formation of the Matthew Perry Foundation, a charity devoted to helping those people struggling with compound abuse.
In a assertion shared with ET, officials claimed that the firm will stick to in Perry’s footsteps and continue on his life’s mission of encouraging other individuals working with habit, which he claimed was “paramount” to him in advance of his demise.
“The Matthew Perry Basis is the realization of Matthew’s enduring dedication to assisting other folks struggling with the illness of dependancy,” the assertion read through. “It will honor his legacy and be guided by his have words and experiences and driven by his passion for earning a difference in as numerous life as achievable.”