Matt LeBlanc Honors Matthew Perry in Instagram Tribute: ‘You’re Finally Free’


The photoset concluded with a candid of the main Friends cast—LeBlanc, Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer—embracing each other with a group hug.

LeBlanc also ended his caption with a joke, apparently having waited for some money from Perry. “And I guess you’re keeping the 20 bucks you owe me,” he wrote.

Friends aired on NBC from 1994 to 2004, with the cast reuniting in 2021 for HBO special Friends: The Reunion. The following year, Perry released his memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir, which followed the actor’s journey through his career, alcoholism, drug addiction, and recovery.

Shortly after Perry’s death, the Friends cast issued a joint statement to People. “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family,” they said. “There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.”