Friends cast attend funeral for Matthew Perry

Friends cast attend funeral for Matthew Perry

Friends, both real and on screen, joined family members at the funeral of Matthew Perry held on Friday (Saturday Australian time).

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer were all in attendance.

The service was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, People reported. Some press included aerial and paparazzi shots.

Perry died on Oct. 28 aged 54 at his home in Los Angeles after an apparent drowning. Law enforcement sources have said there were no drugs found at the scene, and no signs of foul play were present.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that an autopsy has been completed and results are pending a toxicology report. However, an online record has the status of the actor’s cause of death currently listed as “deferred” since it’s “pending additional investigation.”

His family released a statement saying, “We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our beloved son and brother. Matthew brought so much joy to the world, both as an actor and a friend. You all meant so much to him and we appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love.”

Friends castmates also released a joint statement: “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family. There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.

“In time we will say more, as and when we are able. “For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world.”

A website for The Matthew Perry Foundation also went live on Friday.

“The Matthew Perry Foundation is the realization of Matthew’s enduring commitment to helping others struggling with the disease of addiction,” the organisation’s mission statement reads. “It will honor his legacy and be guided by his own words and experiences and driven by his passion for making a difference in as many lives as possible.”