# Remembering Matthew Perry: Touching Tributes from Matt LeBlanc and Courteney Cox
## A Tribute to a Beloved Co-Star
Matt LeBlanc and Courteney Cox, known worldwide for their roles as Joey Tribbiani and Monica Geller on the iconic television show “Friends,” have shared moving tributes to their late co-star, Matthew Perry. These heartfelt messages reveal the profound bond the cast shared both on-screen and off.
### Matt LeBlanc’s Farewell to a Friend
On a recent Tuesday, Matt LeBlanc took to Instagram to honor his friend and colleague, reminiscing about the cherished times they spent together. LeBlanc, who famously portrayed Joey, shared memories of playing alongside Perry’s character, Chandler Bing, reflecting on their on-screen camaraderie.
In an emotional Instagram post accompanied by nostalgic screenshots of the duo from the “Friends” series, LeBlanc penned a loving homage: “Matthew, I say goodbye with a heavy heart. The moments we spent together are, honestly, among the best of my life. It was an honor to share the stage with you and call you my friend. I will always smile when I think of you and I will never forget you. Never. Spread your wings and fly brother, you are finally free. With lots of love. And I guess you’ll get to keep the 20 bucks you owe me.”
### Courteney Cox Reflects on Special Moments
Courteney Cox, who portrayed the organized and loving Monica Geller, shared her own touching homage on Instagram. Alongside a poignant image capturing the surprise reveal of Monica and Chandler’s relationship, Cox expressed deep gratitude for the time she spent with Perry, affectionately known as Matty.
“I’m very grateful for every moment I spent with you Matty and I miss you every day,” said Cox. Adding to her tribute, Cox shared fond recollections of their time on set: “When you work with someone as closely as I did with Matthew, there are thousands of moments I wish I could share. For now here is one of my favorites.” She recounted how the audience’s enthusiastic reaction to Chandler and Monica’s romantic storyline led to an enduring love story that became central to the show.
### The Cast Remembers Matthew Perry
Perry’s sudden passing on October 28, at the age of 54, left the “Friends” cast and fans alike in shock. A joint statement from the cast – including LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer – followed, indicating their collective heartbreak: “We are all deeply devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than co-stars. We were family. There’s so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.”
They continued, “Over time we will say more, as and when we are able. For now, our thoughts and love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him in the world.”
### Honoring Perry’s Legacy
Matthew Perry was not only remembered for his role on “Friends” but also for his advocacy. Bravely facing his own struggles with addiction, Perry actively supported others facing similar challenges, including opening a sober living home and endorsing the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.
In the wake of his passing, the Matthew Perry Foundation was founded to support individuals battling addiction, embodying Perry’s dedication to helping those in need.
As the world continues to remember the laughter and light Matthew Perry brought into our lives, tributes from friends and co-stars serve as heartfelt reminders of the profound impact he had on those around him and the enduring legacy he leaves behind.