Matthew Perry was laid to rest in the presence of his loved ones on Friday.
The 54-year-old actor and Friends star shocked the world with his sudden passing last Saturday after he was found dead in his hot tub.
Now, close friends and relatives of Perry gathered for a simple, private one-hour funeral service at Los Angeles’ Forest Lawn Cemetery to pay their respects to the late sitcom icon.
Among the mourners were Matt’s tearful parents including mom Suzanne Morrison and beloved stepdad Keith Morrison. Present at the service was also the actor’s biological father, John Perry.
Arriving at the funeral together were also four of Matthew’s Friends co-stars including Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer.
“Ms Aniston was one of the first to arrive. She kept herself to herself. This is a high profile gathering,” one source said.
The somber occasion comes just days after the Friends cast spoke out and issued a joint statement on the passing of their beloved friend.
“We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family,” they wrote.
“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.”
Paying a tribute to Perry were also Friends creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane and director Kevin Bright.
“We are shocked and deeply, deeply saddened by our beloved friend Matthew’s passing.
It still seems impossible.All we can say is that we feel blessed to have had him as part of our lives. He was a brilliant talent. It’s a cliché to say that an actor makes a role their own, but in Matthew’s case, there are no truer words,” they expressed in a joint statement.
“From the day we first heard him embody the role of Chandler Bing, there was no one else for us. We will always cherish the joy, the light, the blinding intelligence he brought to every moment – not just to his work, but in life as well.
“He was always the funniest person in the room. More than that, he was the sweetest, with a giving and selfless heart.”
Our thoughts remain with Matthew’s loved ones during this challenging time.