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Friends stars gather to mourn Matthew Perry as actor's funeral takes place

Rhiannon Ingle

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Friends stars gather to mourn Matthew Perry as actor's funeral takes place

Featured Image Credit: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for GQ / HBO Max

People all over the world are in a deep mourning after the devastating news that the beloved Friends star, Matthew Perry, passed away last week (28 October).

The 54-year-old actor, best-known for playing Chandler Bing, was reportedly found dead in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home, and his five fellow Friends co-stars have since gathered to say their final goodbyes to him at his funeral yesterday (3 November).

The likes of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow were among those who attended the private funeral which took place at the Forest Lawn cemetery in the Hollywood Hills.

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According to TMZ, the five grieving actors were among about 20 mourners.

An onlooker told DailyMail.com that Aniston was 'one of the first to arrive'.

"She kept herself to herself. This is a high profile gathering." they added.

Perry's mother, Suzanne Perry, and his stepfather, Keith Morrison, as well as his father John Bennett Perry were also reportedly spotted at the funeral.

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Another onlooker told DailyMail.com: "There was not a dry eye in there. There were a lot of tears and laughter.

"Only close friends and family spoke."

The news of his death was first confirmed by a statement from NBC - the network which aired Friends.

Matthew Perry's five Friends co-stars were seen at his Los Angeles funeral yesterday (3 November). Credit: NBC / Contributor
Matthew Perry's five Friends co-stars were seen at his Los Angeles funeral yesterday (3 November). Credit: NBC / Contributor
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"We are incredibly saddened by the too soon passing of Matthew Perry," it wrote.

"He brought so much joy to hundreds of millions of people around the world with his pitch-perfect comedic timing and wry wit.

"His legacy will live on through countless generations."

Perry starred in the 10 season-long series alongside his five co-stars, and went on to become close friends with them both on and off camera.

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Perry's costars shared a heartbreaking tribute to him, writing: "We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew.

"We were more than just cast mates.

The star played Chandler Bing on Friends. Credit: NBC
The star played Chandler Bing on Friends. Credit: NBC

"We are a family.

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"There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.

"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."

An investigation into Perry's death is ongoing and there is currently no cause of death.

There was no apparent foul play.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677

Topics: Celebrity, Matthew Perry, Friends, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, TV And Film

Rhiannon Ingle
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