Kate Hudson paid tribute to Matthew Perry, who tragically passed away at the age of 54 from an apparent drowning. The 44-year-old actress shared her condolences on her Instagram Story, posting a photo of herself and Perry on stage at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards. In the caption, Hudson expressed her love for Perry, stating that to know him was to adore him. She reminisced about their time together, playing tennis, discussing the trials of love, and laughing endlessly. Hudson extended her sympathies to Perry's family and his colleagues in the film and TV community, emphasizing the profound sadness they all share.
Perry's Friends co-stars, including Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer, also released a joint statement expressing their devastation and the deep bond they shared with Perry. They referred to themselves as a family and mentioned taking time to grieve and process the loss. While they intend to share more in the future, they asked for thoughts and love to be directed towards Perry's family and friends.
Maggie Wheeler, who portrayed Janice, Chandler's on-and-off-again girlfriend in Friends, also paid tribute to Perry on Instagram. She emphasized the joy he brought to many during his lifetime and expressed gratitude for the creative moments they shared.
Perry's family released an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, expressing their heartbreak over the loss of their beloved son and brother. They acknowledged the joy he brought to the world through his acting and friendships, and appreciated the overwhelming outpouring of love from those who held him dear.
Matthew Perry was discovered deceased in his Los Angeles home on Saturday afternoon. His passing is a great loss to the entertainment industry and his countless fans worldwide.