Matthew Perry’s final resting place aligns with the eternal abode of several celebrated personalities, joining the ranks of luminaries such as Paul Walker and Carrie Fisher, in the wake of his tragic passing in late October.
Expressing their profound grief, Perry’s family conveyed gratitude for the overwhelming support from fans worldwide in a statement shared with People. “We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our beloved son and brother,” they expressed. “Matthew brought so much joy to the world, both as an actor and a friend. You all meant so much to him, and we appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love.”
Following his passing, fans of the iconic TV show ‘Friends’ paid homage to Perry at the famed New York City apartment building, where touching tributes were left in honor of the actor who had deeply influenced their lives. Bouquets and heartfelt notes adorned the building’s exterior, an iconic backdrop that housed countless unforgettable scenes from the beloved series.
In a tender and intimate gathering last week, Perry’s nearest and dearest assembled to bid their final farewells at a private funeral, where Friends co-stars joined in paying their respects.
Reported by TMZ, the somber ceremony witnessed members of Perry’s family, including his mother Suzanne Morrison, father John Bennett Perry, and stepfather, Keith Morrison of Dateline, solemnly carrying his coffin.
Approximately 20 individuals, including Friends cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Lisa Kudrow, stood by his burial plot, a poignant reflection of the enduring camaraderie cultivated during their time on the beloved show.
The poignant farewell took place at Forest Lawn cemetery in the Hollywood Hills, situated across from Warner Bros Studios, the iconic filming location for Friends throughout its ten-season run.
Forest Lawn stands as the eternal resting place for numerous Hollywood legends, including luminaries like Carrie Fisher from ‘Star Wars,’ Paul Walker from ‘Fast & Furious,’ and the esteemed Bette Davis, once the highest-paid woman in the US. Additionally, the cemetery is the final sanctuary for personalities such as Walt Disney, Michael Jackson, and Anne Heche, among others.
While plans for a public commemoration of Matthew Perry’s life remain uncertain, the private and discreet nature of his burial aligns with the cast’s long-held commitment to privacy. Given the significant impact of this loss, their careful and considerate approach to the situation remains entirely comprehensible.
NBC, the network that aired ‘Friends,’ lamented Perry’s untimely passing in a statement, emphasizing his profound impact on countless fans worldwide. “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,” the statement read.
Thoughts and condolences continue to extend to Matthew Perry’s grieving loved ones during this trying time.