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Matthew Perry Laid To Rest In Los Angeles, 'Friends' Cast Attended Private Ceremony

Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Bing on Friends, was found dead at his home in Los Angeles less than a week ago. Matthew Perry laid to rest in Los Angeles in a private service just steps from the studio where he spent his most famous years.

Author:Dexter Cooke
Reviewer:Hajra Shannon
Nov 06, 2023
Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Bing on Friends, was found dead at his home in Los Angeles less than a week ago. Matthew Perry laid to rest in Los Angelesin a private service just steps from the studio where he spent his most famous years.
Several news sources say that Perry, who was 54 years old when he died, was remembered at a service on Friday at Los Angeles's Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer, who used to be on Friends with him, were there, according to E! His father, actor John Bennett Perry, and husband, Dateline host Keith Morrison, were also there.

Matthew Perry Laid To Rest In Los Angeles In A Private Ceremony

Matthew Perry wearing a black coat
Matthew Perry wearing a black coat
Matthew Perry was put to rest at a cemetery in Los Angeles after a private service on Friday. It was said that Perry's family and all five of his co-stars from the hit show Friends attended the service.
The small memorial was said to have taken place at Los Angeles's Forest Lawn Memorial Park, which is close to the Warner Bros. Studios lot where the famous NBC sitcom was shot.
Perry, who played Chandler Bing on "Friends" for 10 seasons, died near the funeral almost a week ago. It looks like he drowned. Authorities found the 54-year-old star "unconscious in a stand-alone jacuzzi" in his Pacific Palisades home on October 28. On Monday, October 30, the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed that he had "deceasedprior to the first responder's arrival." A lab report is still being made, so the official cause of his death has not been determined yet.
Deadline said that Perry's father, John Bennett Perry, and stepfather, Keith Morrison, were also at the two-hour service. Before, the cast of Friends said in a statement to Peoplethat they were sad about the death of their friend and former co-star, who was discovered dead in his hot tub.
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.- Friends cast
Friends and co-stars of Perry's have also talked about how much she meant to them. Bradley Whitford co-starred with Perry in Aaron Sorkin's 2006 show Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In an Instagram post, Whitford talked about Perry's "huge, open heart and a pyrotechnical, joyous brain"adding that Perry's "most beautiful parts of Matt made him the most vulnerable to the monster that he would have to fight for the rest of his life."
In her own post, Salma Hayek, who worked with Perry in the comedy Fools Rush In, said she would "continue to cherish" the actor's "silliness" and "lovely heart."
There was news about the creation of the Matthew Perry Foundation on Friday, the day before the funeral. The National Philanthropic Trust sponsors and runs the group. Its goal is to help people who are struggling with addiction. Perry wrote and talked openly about his own struggles with addiction in his memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, which came out in 2022. Donations can be sent to the charity, which will be “guided by [Perry's] own words and experiences and driven by his passion for making a difference in as many lives as possible.”
In keeping with Matthew Perry's lifelong desire to help people who are struggling with addiction, the Matthew Perry Foundation was created to honor his memory. It was inspired by his own words and experiences and driven by his desire to make a difference in as many lives as possible, according to a statement from the foundation.
Perry had talked a lot about how he wanted to be known for his work to help people who were addicted to drugs or alcohol. He said on an episode of the Q with Tom Power showin November 2022:
When I die, as far as my so-called accomplishments go, it would be nice if Friends were listed far behind the things I did to try to help other people. I know it won’t happen, but it would be nice.- Matthew Perry
He then said:
The best thing about me, bar none, is that if an alcoholic or drug addict comes up to me and says, ‘Will you help me?’ I can say yes and follow up and do it.- Matthew Perry

Final Words

An intimate service was held in Los Angeles to bury actor Matthew Perry. It is thought that Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Lisa Kudrow, all five of their Friends co-stars, went to the service on Friday.
The ceremony is said to have happened at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where many Hollywood stars are buried, such as Carrie Fisher from Star Wars and Paul Walker from Fast & Furious. US news sources also shared pictures of his father, John Bennett Perry, mother, Suzanne, and stepfather, Keith Morrison, as they arrived at the service.
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