Friends co-stars attend Matthew Perry’s funeral

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Matthew Perry has been laid to rest in Los Angeles – with all five of his Friends co-stars attending the service.

The actor’s funeral took place at a cemetery less than a mile away from the studios where the hit sitcom was filmed.

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow were among the mourners, according to TMZ.

Undated handout file photo issued by HBO Max of the Friends reunion special (left to right) Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. Friends??? star Matthew Perry has been found dead at his Los Angeles home, according to reports in the US. Issue date: Sunday October 29, 2023.

Perry died at the age of 54 last weekend after an apparent drowning at his LA home.

He was best known for playing wise-cracking Chandler Bing in Friends between 1994 and 2004.

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Perry ‘in good place’ before death

In a statement, his co-stars said: “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.”

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Perry was open about his battle with substance abuse and addiction, and also set up a sober living facility for men with similar issues.

A foundation has now been established to help others struggling with the disease.

The cause and manner of Perry’s death are to be determined by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office, following the completion of an autopsy with toxicology tests.

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