Matt LeBlanc has paid tribute to his Friends co-star Matthew Perry, saying it was an “honour to share the stage with you and to call you my friend”.
In a publish on Instagram, LeBlanc wrote: “It is with a heavy heart I say goodbye. The times we had together are honestly among the favourite times of my life.
“It was an honour to share the stage with you and to name you my buddy. I’ll all the time smile once I consider you and I’ll always remember you. Never.
“Spread your wings and fly brother you’re finally free. Much love.
“And I assume you are holding the 20 bucks you owe me.”
Perry, 54, died final month after an obvious drowning at his Los Angeles house.
Perry’s demise is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office after a autopsy examination with toxicology checks.
Perry was greatest identified for taking part in wise-cracking Chandler Bing in Friends between 1994 and 2004. LeBlanc performed Chandler’s roommate and greatest buddy Joey Tribbiani.
LeBlanc, together with the 4 different Friends stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow, had been amongst 20 mourners at Perry’s funeral within the Hollywood Hills earlier this month.
In a joint assertion launched after his demise on 28 October, the co-stars stated: “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family.
“There is a lot to say, however proper now we’ll take a second to grieve and course of this unfathomable loss.”
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Tributes poured in following Perry’s demise, together with messages from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – who attended the identical faculty because the actor – and Sarah, Duchess of York, who had a cameo look in Friends.
Perry was open about his battle with substance abuse and habit, and arrange a sober dwelling facility for males with comparable points.
A basis has now been arrange to assist others fighting the illness.
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The creators of Friends Marta Kauffman and David Crane stated Perry was in a “really good place” once they spoke to him two weeks earlier than his demise.
Speaking to NBC’s Today Show, Ms Kauffman stated: “He was happy and chipper. He didn’t seem weighed down by anything. He was in a really good place, which is why this seems so unfair.”