Matt LeBlanc, beloved for his role as Joey Tribbiani on the iconic TV show “Friends,” has bid an emotional farewell to his dear friend and co-star Matthew Perry. Perry, known for portraying Chandler Bing on the same show, passed away recently, leaving a void in the hearts of fans and those who knew him personally.
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In an Instagram post that resonated with grief and fond memories, LeBlanc expressed the heaviness in his heart as he said his goodbyes to Perry. The camaraderie between Chandler and Joey in “Friends” was a testament to enduring friendship, and LeBlanc’s words reflected the deep connection they shared. “It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye. The times we had together are honestly among the favourite times of my life,” LeBlanc wrote.
Acknowledging the honour of sharing the stage and calling Perry a friend, LeBlanc added, “I will always smile when I think of you, and I’ll never forget you. Never.” The emotional farewell took a light-hearted turn as LeBlanc humorously mentioned, “Spread your wings and fly brother, you’re finally free. Much love,” and ended with a nod to the camaraderie of their on-screen characters, “And I guess you’re keeping the 20 bucks you owe me.”
Fans flooded the comment section, expressing their shared grief and appreciating LeBlanc’s heartfelt tribute. One fan wrote, “[Spread your wings and fly, brother, you are finally free.] This is the saddest sentence you can say when mourning your brother.”
The entire “Friends” cast had attended Perry’s funeral, and they collectively released a statement mourning the loss of their friend. Perry’s cause of death remains a mystery, as the autopsy report was inconclusive, with the cause listed as ‘deferred.’ The toxicology report results are awaited, adding to the uncertainty surrounding the circumstances of Perry’s passing. The heartfelt tributes from his co-stars and friends continue to pour in, celebrating the life and legacy of Matthew Perry.