Matthew Perry said Friends ended when Jennifer Aniston decided she didn’t want to do it anymore

Whether the series doesn’t draw in sufficient audience numbers, or the network simply doesn’t see where it could go – all good things have to

end at some point.

While Friends seemed to have just naturally run its course, the late Matthew Perry once said it ended for a different reason entirely.

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer said in a joint statement: “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family.

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

Perry had previously spoken out about why Friends came to an end while promoting his memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing last year, and claimed it was largely Aniston who wanted to call time on the show.

Perry, Kudrow, Aniston, LeBlanc, and Schwimmer had all been relatively unknown prior to the hit series, which ran from 1994 to 2004.

In the end, the show ended up launching their careers.

Speaking about the show coming to a close, Perry said in his book: “The truth was, we were all ready for Friends to be done.