Model and actress Athenna Crosby recently opened up about her last encounter with the late Matthew Perry, offering insight into their conversation and the advice she received from the Friends star. The two were introduced through mutual friends and decided to have lunch at the Bel Air Hotel to discuss their experiences in the entertainment industry.
Crosby, 25, expressed her gratitude for Perry's willingness to meet with her, considering his status as a prominent celebrity. They spent nearly two hours bonding over their shared love for acting, with Crosby describing Perry as warm and an expert conversationalist. She felt an instant connection with him, as if they had known each other for a long time.
During their lunch, Perry emphasized the challenging nature of the industry, but urged Crosby to stay true to herself and persevere. He shared how his own struggles had made him his own biggest cheerleader, offering encouragement to Crosby to ensure she would not let anyone undermine her dreams.
As a memento, Perry gifted Crosby a signed copy of his memoir, titled Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing. Crosby cherished the gesture and the message Perry wrote inside. She insists that Perry seemed mentally and physically healthy the day before his tragic passing, highlighting his sobriety and positive outlook on life.
Crosby feels a responsibility to clarify Perry's state of mind, as she was one of the last people to see him before his untimely death. Contrary to speculation, Crosby affirms that Perry was normal and pleasant during their meeting, looking forward to the future.
Matthew Perry, famous for his role as Chandler Bing on Friends, passed away at the age of 54 in his Los Angeles home. The cause of death is currently pending investigation, with autopsy results expected to be released after toxicology reports are considered.
In a statement, Perry's family expressed their heartbreak over the tragic loss and acknowledged the joy he brought to the world through his acting and his friendships. The family appreciates the outpouring of love from Perry's fans and loved ones during this difficult time.