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Matt LeBlanc Is The First Of The “Friends” Cast To Write Personal Tribute To The Late Matthew Perry

A couple days after Matthew Perry’s shocking death was revealed, his ‘Friends‘ co-stars released a joint statement, asking for time to grieve during this extremely difficult time. None of them released their own message, but they did promise to talk more about it at a later date.

And for Matt LeBlanc, that date was two weeks later on Nov. 14.

The 56-year-old actor went on his Instagram account to pay tribute to his friend and co-star. He shared some photos from the set of ‘Friends’ and talked about how Perry is partly responsible for some of his greatest memories.

It is with a heavy heart I say goodbye. The times we had together are honestly among the favorite times of my life.
It was an honor to share the stage with you and to call you my friend. I will always smile when I think of you and I’ll never forget you. Never. Spread your wings and fly brother you’re finally free. Much love.

He also had to end with a joke, writing, “And I guess you’re keeping the 20 bucks you owe me.”

If you somehow don’t know, Perry and LeBlanc were very close. They were best friends and roommates on ‘Friends’ for 10 years. Back in 2015, LeBlanc said Perry was like his “little brother” and claimed even if they hadn’t seen each other in a while, when they would reunite, it was just like old times.

I love that guy! I can not see him for five years and then get in a room together and still have that shorthand with each other. It’s amazing, really. Ten years in a building with no windows and the doors locked, we got to know each other pretty well.

They were great together. Joey and Chandler forever!


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