'Friends' cast to honour Matthew Perry with tribute on finale’s 20th anniversary

"Friends" cast celebrates 20th anniversary of show’s finale, marking first commemoration without Matthew Perry.

Pop Culture & Art April 24, 2024
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Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer will be getting together for the 20th anniversary of the 'Friends' finale.

It will be the first commemoration since the passing away of Mathew Perry in October 2023.

A source told US Magazine that the cast is planning a tribute, knowing Matthew Perry would want them to celebrate their shared history, even in his absence.

His iconic portrayal of Chandler Bing and his struggles with addiction resonated with many, making his loss deeply felt by both fans and his tight-knit former costars.

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The cast's Instagram tributes after Perry's passing reflected their profound grief. Aniston was especially devastated, with the source noting her ongoing struggle to reconcile the loss. Despite the pain, their bond has deepened. Frequent communication, both as a group and individually, has provided support in their shared mourning.

Recent sightings of the cast members together, as well as a playful Super Bowl commercial featuring Aniston and Schwimmer, hint at their efforts to find joy amidst grief.  Plans for a private gathering and potential social media tributes for the finale anniversary are underway.

The cast is committed to preserving Perry's memory, not only through their enduring on-screen chemistry but more importantly, by supporting the Matthew Perry Foundation. This organisation carries on Perry's dedication to helping those struggling with addiction, a cause close to his heart.

While deeply missed,  the 'Friends' cast honours his life and legacy by cherishing their bond and upholding his commitment to making a difference.


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