Jennifer Aniston Reveals She Was Texting Matthew Perry Hours Before His Death

While reflecting on her bond with her late Friends costar, she recalled messaging with him on Oct. 28—just hours before his sudden death.

“I was literally texting with him that morning, funny Matty,” Jennifer told Variety in an article published on Dec. 11. “He was not in pain. He

wasn’t struggling.”

The Morning Show actress emphasized that Matthew was in a good place before his death and would want to be remembered that way. “He was healthy,” she added. “He had quit smoking. He was getting in shape. He was happy—that’s all I know.”

Matthew—who was candid about his struggles with addiction and sobriety journey, particularly in his memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing—had been on a “pursuit” toward a healthier life.

“Thank you for showing up at work when you weren’t well and then, being completely brilliant,” Lisa wrote in her own post on Nov. 15. “Thank you for the best 10 years a person gets to have. Thank you for trusting me. 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.”