Los Angeles, CA – December 12, 2023
Jennifer Aniston disclosed that she exchanged texts with her “Friends” co-star, “Matthew Perry,” just hours before his untimely death in October at the age of 54. The revelation came to light during an interview with Variety, where Aniston shared details about her last communication with Perry and highlighted his positive state of mind.
Aniston and Perry, who maintained a close bond since the conclusion of the iconic “Friends” series in 2004, were in regular contact, with Aniston stating, “I was literally texting with him that morning, funny Matty. He was not in pain. He wasn’t struggling.” The actress expressed a sense of relief that Perry was at peace in his final moments.
Although the exact reason for Perry’s passing is yet to be determined, Aniston encourages individuals to concentrate on commemorating his life, honoring his expressed desire to be remembered in that way. “He was happy. He was healthy,” she emphasized. Perry had taken significant steps towards improving his well-being, having quit smoking and actively working on getting in shape.
Despite Perry’s past battles with substance abuse, Aniston attested to his commendable progress in the days leading up to his passing. “He was really healthy, and getting healthy. He was on a pursuit. He worked so hard,” she noted, expressing a deep sense of loss. “He really was dealt a tough one. I miss him dearly. We all do. Boy, he made us laugh really hard.”
Aniston, along with other “Friends” cast members, paid heartfelt tributes to Perry, acknowledging the impact he had on their lives. Reflecting on the outpouring of love and condolences, Aniston remarked, “It’s so beautiful. I hope he can know that he was loved in a way he never thought he was.”
The revelation of the last conversation between Aniston and Perry adds a touching layer to the remembrance of the beloved actor, leaving fans and friends alike with a poignant glimpse into the camaraderie that persisted between the two iconic “Friends” long after the series concluded.