Jennifer Aniston Texting With Matthew Perry The Day He Died: ‘He Wasn’t Struggling’

Perry unfortunately passed away on October 28 after he was found drowned in his jacuzzi. The “Friends” star was only 54, and his death caused a deep void in the lives of his co-stars, especially Aniston.

In her first interview since his tragic passing, Aniston denied rumors that Perry was deep in his addiction struggles in his final days.

Jennifer Aniston Says Matthew Perry Wasn’t ‘In Pain’ Before He Died

Aniston for the first time spoke up about Perry’s state of mind before he died. “He was happy. He was healthy. He had quit smoking. He was getting in shape. He was happy — that’s all I know,” she declared while fighting back tears.

The actress, who played the role of Rachel Green, continued, “I was literally texting with him that morning, funny Matty. He was not in pain. He wasn’t struggling. He was happy.”

“You all were so close. It’s incredible what was born of those friendships, and how you guys have always taken care of each other for years and years. It’s really beautiful and set standards for our business, as well, with the way you respected each other,” Witherspoon explained.

She continued, “I feel lucky that I got to be on that show and I walked in like Alice in Wonderland, watching the most popular cast do this whole thing. I remember going home and going, oh, they’re in another league. They’re on another planet on comedy levels that I’ve never seen my entire life, pivoting on a dime and working on each other’s energy and it was extraordinary.”