Two days after the death of Matthew Perry, his Friends co-stars shared a short joint message in which they were clearly devastated by the loss. In a statement to PEOPLE, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer paid tribute to their late co-star and friend, who played Chandler Bing on the hit series Friends for 10 seasons, People writes.
“We need to get over the loss.”
“We are completely devastated by the loss of Matthew. We weren't just co-stars. We were family. There is so much to say, but now we need to grieve and process this unfathomable loss,” the actors said in an exclusive statement to People.
In time we will be able to say more, but only when we can. "Our thoughts and love now go out to Matty's family, his friends and all those who loved him around the world," reads a statement published by People magazine signed by Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and Davis Schivimmer. who were friends for 10 years with Chandler Bing, for whose role Perry was nominated for an Emmy in 2002.
"It still seems impossible"
Series creators Marta Kaufman and David Crane and executive producer Kevin Bright also released a joint statement on Sunday.
“We are shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend Matthew. It still seems impossible. All we can say is that we are lucky to have him in our lives. “He was a genius talent,” the three shared, and also recalled how well he got into the role of Chandler Bing from the first day he played it.
“We will always appreciate the joy, the light, the sparkling intellect that he brought to every moment, not just to his work. He was always the funniest person in the room. And what's more, he was the best, with a generous soul. Sending all our love to family and friends. This is definitely the one (ed.) where our hearts were broken."