Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow add their own tributes to their former Friends co-star Matthew Perry

She played the character of Rachel on the show about six close-knit friends navigating adult life in New York.

“He was such a part of our DNA. We were always the six of us. This was a chosen family that forever changed the course of who we were and

what our path was going to be,” Aniston wrote on Instagram.

She accompanied her post with a screenshot of a text message she received from Perry, in which he wrote: “Making you laugh made my day.”

“It says it all,” Aniston said.

Schwimmer, who played Ross on the show, posted a favourite photo of himself and Perry, adding: “Now it makes me smile and grieve at the same time.”

 

The cause of Perry’s death is not yet known. An initial post-mortem examination was inconclusive, and the results of toxicology tests have not yet been released.

Celebrity news website TMZ reported that no illicit drugs were found at his home, although several medications were discovered including anti-depressants and anxiety medication.

Referring to Perry’s health issues, Kudrow — who played Pheobe on the show — wrote on Instagram: “Thank you for showing up at work when you weren’t well and then, being completely brilliant.”

Kudrow, who penned the foreword for Perry’s brutally honest 2022 memoir, concluded: “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.”