Jennifer Aniston Texted Matthew Perry On The Day Of His Death: “He Was Happy. He Was Healthy”

Jennifer Aniston says she texted Matthew Perry on the morning of his death and he was “not in pain.”

In an interview for Variety, the star of The Morning Show said her former Friends co-star was “happy. He was healthy. He had quit smoking.

He was getting in shape.”

“I was literally texting with him that morning, funny Matty,” she continued. “He was not in pain. He wasn’t struggling. He was happy …I want people to know he was really healthy, and getting healthy. He was on a pursuit. He worked so hard. He really was dealt a tough one. I miss him dearly. We all do. Boy, he made us laugh really hard.”

She went on to say that “Matthew Perry’s dialect, his way of speaking, created a whole different world. We went with his lead, in a way. It just added something to our joy.”

Last month, Perry’s castmates from Friends each posted remembrances for Perry, who died October 28 at his home. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office listed the cause of death as deferred pending toxicology reports.

“Oh boy this one has cut deep… Having to say goodbye to our Matty has been an insane wave of emotions that I’ve never experienced before,” Aniston wrote on Instagram. “We all experience loss at some point in our lives. Loss of life or loss of love. Being able to really SIT in this grief allows you to feel the moments of joy and gratitude for having loved someone that deep. And we loved him deeply. He was such a part of our DNA. We were always the 6 of us. This was a chosen family that forever changed the course of who we were and what our path was going to be. For Matty, he KNEW he loved to make people laugh. As he said himself, if he didn’t hear the ‘laugh’ he thought he was going to die. His life literally depended on it. And boy did he succeed in doing just that. He made all of us laugh. And laugh hard. In the last couple weeks, I’ve been pouring over our texts to one another. Laughing and crying then laughing again. I’ll keep them forever and ever. I found one text that he sent me out of nowhere one day. It says it all. Matty, I love you so much and I know you are now completely at peace and out of any pain. I talk to you every day… sometimes I can almost hear you saying ‘could you BE any crazier?’ Rest little brother. You always made my day…”