Jennifer Aniston Suggests a Simple Way Fans can Honor Matthew Perry

Jennifer Aniston Suggests a Simple Way Fans can Honor Matthew Perry

Jennifer Aniston, the star of “The Morning Show,” has a clear idea of how fans can honor her late “Friends” co-star Matthew Perry.

On the red carpet at the Critics Choice Awards on Jan. 14, when asked by “Entertainment Tonight” about how to pay tribute to Perry, she responded, “Celebrate him.”

Perry’s death in October at age 54 was a shock to many. He passed away due to the acute effects of ketamine, after being found drowned in a hot tub at his home, marking one of the most high-profile celebrity deaths of 2023.

Aniston has previously spoken about Perry’s passing. A joint statement from the “Friends” cast read, “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family.” The statement also mentioned taking time to grieve and process the loss, with a promise to share more thoughts in the future.

Aniston shared her personal feelings in a November Instagram post, saying, “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.” She reflected on their past conversations, noting, “In the last couple weeks, I’ve been poring over our texts to one another. Laughing and crying then laughing again. I’ll keep them forever and ever.”

She also touched on Perry’s struggles with addiction, writing, “Matty, I love you so much and I know you are now completely at peace and out of any pain.”

Aniston revealed that she had texted Perry on the morning of his death. In a conversation with Reese Witherspoon published by Variety in December, she said, “He was happy. He was healthy. He had quit smoking. He was getting in shape. He was happy — that’s all I know.” She emphasized, “I want people to know he was really healthy, and getting healthy. He was on a pursuit. He worked so hard. He really was dealt a tough one. I miss him dearly. We all do. Boy, he made us laugh really hard.”