Jennifer Aniston broken her silence on coming to terms with the death of Friends co-star Mathew Perry, referring to the late actor as a “little brother”.
Taking to Instagram, the Global superstar paid a moving tribute to Perry, saying that “this one has cut deep”.
Mathew Perry was found dead at a jacuzzi at his Los Angeles home last month. He was 54 years old.
Initially, Friends co stars, including Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, alongside Aniston, shared a statement reacting to the tragic news.
Check that out here.
Paying tribute to her co star, Jennifer Aniston shared this movingly heartfelt message via 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”, Aniston wrote.
She continued, “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. And we loved him deeply”.
“He was such a part of our DNA. We were always the 6 of us. This was a chosen family that forever changed the course of who we were and what our path was going to be”.
“For Matty, he KNEW he loved to make people laugh. As he said himself, if he didn’t hear the ‘laugh’ he thought he was going to die. His life literally depended on it. And boy did he succeed in doing just that. He made all of us laugh. And laugh hard”.
“laughing, and crying then laughing again”
The post also saw Aniston share a screenshot of text messages between her and Perry.
“In the last couple weeks, I’ve been pouring over our texts to one another. Laughing and crying then laughing again. I’ll keep them forever and ever. I found one text that he sent me out of nowhere one day. It says it all. (See the second slide…)”, she added.
“In the last couple weeks, I’ve been pouring over our texts to one another. Laughing and crying then laughing again. I’ll keep them forever and ever. I found one text that he sent me out of nowhere one day. It says it all. (See the second slide…)”.
“Rest little brother.
You always made my day…”.
“Thank you for ten incredible years”
David Schwimmer who played Ross Geller in the sitcom, also paid his own tribute to Perry, via Instagram.
“Thank you for ten incredible years of laughter and creativity”, he began.
He continued, “I will never forget your impeccable comic timing and delivery. You could take a straight line of dialogue and bend it to your will, resulting in something so entirely original and unexpectedly funny it still astonishes”.
“And you had heart. Which you were generous with, and shared with us, so we could create a family out of six strangers”, he concluded.
Aniston and Schwimmer follow on from earlier tributes paid to Mathew Perry from fellow co stars Courteney Cox, and Matt LeBlanc.
Check these out, and Nova’s report here.