“Aniston Reflects on Final Talk with ‘Friends’ Co-star Perry: ‘He was Happy'”

Aniston Reflects on Final Talk with ‘Friends’ Co-star Perry: ‘He was Happy’ : Jennifer Aniston reflects on her final conversation with “Friends” co-star Matthew Perry.

Aniston shared her reflections on Perry in a Variety interview with her “The Morning Show” co-star Reese Witherspoon, published on Monday. She disclosed that the late actor was doing well in his personal life before his death.

“He was happy. He was healthy,” Aniston remarked. “He had quit smoking. He was getting in shape. He was happy — that’s all I know. I was literally texting with him that morning, funny Matty. He was not in pain. He wasn’t struggling.”

Perry was candid about his struggles with alcohol and drugs, as detailed in his 2022 memoir “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.” In his writing, marked by candor and compassion, he demonstrated his commitment to persist in the ongoing fight against a nearly fatal battle. “I want people to know he was really healthy, and getting healthy. He was on a pursuit,” Aniston emphasized. “He worked so hard. He really was dealt a tough one. I miss him dearly. We all do. Boy, he made us laugh really hard.”

Various celebrities, including Perry’s “Friends” castmates Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, and Lisa Kudrow, honored the actor in the days following his passing.

“It’s so beautiful,” Aniston remarked about the tributes. “I hope he can know that he was loved in a way he never thought he was.” Perry was discovered deceased on October 28 in a jacuzzi at his Los Angeles residence. The cause of death is still pending determination. Last month, Aniston paid tribute to Perry in an Instagram post, remembering the actor as someone who “knew he loved to make people laugh.”

“Oh boy, this one has cut deep… Having to say goodbye to our Matty has been an insane wave of emotions that I’ve never experienced before,” Aniston wrote in the November 15 post. “We all experience loss at some point in our lives. Loss of life or loss of love. Being able to really SIT in this grief allows you to feel the moments of joy and gratitude for having loved someone that deep.

“And we loved him deeply. He was such a part of our DNA. We were always the 6 of us,” she continued. “This was a chosen family that forever changed the course of who we were and what our path was going to be.”

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