Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc & David Schwimmer Mourn Matthew Perry’s Death

“We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew,” the five stars began in a joint statement to E! News. “We were more than just cast

mates. We are a family.”

They continued, “There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.”

The cast said that they will speak more on the tragedy in the future.

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

The incident, according to the law enforcement source, was “treated as a water rescue,” and there’s no apparent foul play.

After news of his death emerged, actress Maggie Wheeler—who portrayed Perry’s onscreen love interest Janice on Friends—reflected on their time together.

“Mathew Perry. The joy you brought to so many in your too short lifetime will live on,” she wrote on Instagram Oct. 28 alongside a photo with Perry on the sitcom. “I feel so very blessed by every creative moment we shared.”

“We are shocked and deeply, deeply saddened by our beloved friend Perry’s passing,” they said in a joint statement, obtained by NBC News Oct. 29. “It still seems impossible. All we can say is that we feel blessed to have had him as part of our lives.”