Matthew Perry’s death sent shockwaves across the world. The actor, who was most loved for his character on one of the most successful sitcoms- ‘Friends’, was found dead in his Los Angeles home.
Following his death, many celebrities and fans wrote heartfelt condolences on one of Hollywood’s greatest losses. Among others, here’s how Charlie Puth decided to pay his tribute to the late actor.
Charlie Puth Sings For Matthew Perry During His Show
At his Melbourne concert, the ‘One Call Away‘ singer gave out a heartfelt performance of the song ‘I’ll Be There For You‘ from Perry’s show ‘Friends‘ as a homage to the actor. His performance was followed by teary-eyed fans joining in.
Puth played the piano while his fans sang along before he joined them with the closing line of the song, “Because you’re there for me too”.
My love Charlie Puth paid tribute to Matthew Perry at his concert today during his tour and it was beautiful.— marta ❁ (@galitzinecmfort) October 29, 2023
The performance was followed by Puth singing his signature song, ‘See You Again‘ which was written by him for the ‘Furious 7‘ film as a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker.
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Celebrities Mourn The Late ‘Friends’ Actor
Many celebrities came forward to express their condolences on the actor’s demise.
Maggie Wheeler, who played Perry’s on-and-off girlfriend on the show as Janice wrote, “The world will miss you Matthew Perry.”
“What a loss. The world will miss you Mathew Perry. The joy you brought to so many in your too short lifetime will live on. I feel so very blessed by every creative moment we shared.”— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) October 29, 2023
— Maggie Wheeler on the tragic passing of Matthew Perry. pic.twitter.com/3x1jB9NokL
Morgan Firchild, who played Perry’s mother on the show wrote, “I’m heartbroken about the untimely death of my “son”, Matthew Perry. The loss of such a brilliant young actor is a shock”.
I’m heartbroken about the untimely death of my “son”, Matthew Perry. The loss of such a brilliant young actor is a shock. I’m sending love & condolences to his friends & family, especially his dad, John Bennett Perry, who I worked with on Flamingo Road & Falcon Crest. #RIPMatthew pic.twitter.com/QWMsBVJEAr— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) October 29, 2023
Selma Blair wrote a heartfelt caption referring to Matthew as her ‘oldest boy friend’.
Paget Brewster, who played his love interest on the show wrote, “Please read his book. It was his legacy to help. He won’t rest in peace though.. He’s already too busy making everyone laugh up there.”
I’m so very sad to hear about @MatthewPerry. He was lovely to me on Friends and every time I saw him in the decades after. Please read his book. It was his legacy to help. He won’t rest in peace though.. He’s already too busy making everyone laugh up there.— paget brewster (@pagetpaget) October 29, 2023
Salma Hayek wrote a long caption on Instagram dedicated to her co-star. Part of it read, “It’s taken me a couple of days to process this profound sadness. There is a special bond that happens when you share dreams with someone, and together you work towards them.”
Gwyneth Paltrow too shared her sadness and took to Instagram to dedicate a paragraph for Matthew, who she spent a ‘magical summer’ with.
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