Matthew Perry honoured at Emmy’s 2024 as ‘Friends’ theme song plays during ‘In Memoriam tribute’

Emotional tribute at Emmy's 2024 for Mathew Perry

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The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards In Memoriam staged a heartfelt homage to  actor Matthew Perry, along with a number of other late talents, including Kirstie Alley, Paul Reubens, Len Goodman, Andre Braugher, Lance Reddick, and more.

During the segment, pop artist Charlie Puth and singer-songwriter duo The War and Treaty performed. Puth began with a rendition of his song “See You Again,” and then they gave a pared-down version of the Friends theme song, “I’ll Be There for You,” by The Rembrandts.

Mathew’s Death

On October 28, 2023, Perry tragically passed away at the age of 54. Law enforcement said he was discovered unconscious in a hot tub at his Los Angeles residence. There were no indications of drug use or foul play. Later, it was disclosed by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office that he passed away from “the acute effects of ketamine.”

The most well-known part of Perry’s career was as Chandler Bing in the popular comedy Friends. Perry’s sudden passing devastated his colleagues, family, and admirers. The Friends cast wrote after Perry passed away about their interactions with him and the significance of his character Chandler Bing on FRIENDS. They wrote about their memories with the late actor and how his death has left a huge void.

Tribute by his cast members

Matt LeBlanc, who portrayed Joey Tribiani on Friends, shared a post on Instagram with a carousel of images and a heartfelt note for Perry. He wrote, “Matthew It is with a heavy heart I say goodbye. The times we had together are honestly among the favorite times of my life.”

“I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day. 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’s one of my favorites,” Courteney Cox wrote.

Taking to Instagram, David Schwimmer wrote, “Matty, Thank you for ten incredible years of laughter and creativity. I will never forget your impeccable comic timing and delivery. You could take a straight line of dialogue and bend it to your will, resulting in something so entirely original and unexpectedly funny it still astonishes. And you had heart. Which you were generous with, and shared with us, so we could create a family out of six strangers.”

He also shared a picture with Matthew from one of his favourite moments spent with him on the Friends set. “This photo is from one of my favorite moments with you. Now it makes me smile and grieve at the same time.I imagine you up there, somewhere, in the same white suit, hands in your pockets, looking around–‘Could there BE any more clouds?’,” he added.

“Matty, I love you so much and I know you are now completely at peace and out of any pain. I talk to you every day… sometimes I can almost hear you saying could you BE any crazier? Rest little brother. You always made my day..,” Jennifer Aniston posted.

Shot the pilot, Friends Like Us, got picked up then immediately, we were at the NBC Upfronts. Then… You suggested we play poker AND made it so much fun while we initially bonded. Thank you for that. Thank you for making me laugh so hard at something you said, that my muscles ached, and tears poured down my face EVERY DAY. Thank you for your open heart in a six way relationship that required compromise. And a lot of “talking.” Thank you for showing up at work when you weren’t well and then, being completely brilliant. Thank you for the best 10 years a person gets to have. Thank you for trusting me. Thank you for all I learned about GRACE and LOVE through knowing you. Thank you for the time I got to have with you, Matthew,” wrote Lisa Kudrow.

Mathew’s foundation

Mathew Perry’s parents have started a foundation after him that helps people who are also dealing with addiction like Mathew. Mathew was keen on helping people overcome the struggles of addiction as he had himself suffered through the chains of drug and alcohol addiction in his life.

By: Gursharan Kaur

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