The One Where Joey & Monica Say Goodbye. After taking time out to process their beloved cast-mate’s death, Matt LeBlanc and Courteney Cox have paid tribute to his late friend and onscreen roommate Matthew Perry, who passed away last month.
In a new Instagram post, Matt LeBlanc wrote, “Matthew…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. And I guess you’re keeping the 20 bucks you owe me.” LeBlanc accompanied his words with several photos of Joey and Chandler moments, including a few of the pals embracing. The final photo shows the entire Friends cast hugging behind the scenes.
Shortly after Courteney Cox also posted her tribute to the late actor on Instagram, revealing that the characters, who married on the show, only ended up together due to how much fans loved their chemistry:
Soon after Matthew Perry’s death, the cast of Friends issued a joint statement which read: “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family. 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.”
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