‘This one has cut deep’: Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow pay tribute to Matthew Perry

Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow have published tributes to their late Friends co-star Matthew Perry, a day after

Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc did the same.

“Oh boy this one has cut deep,” began Aniston’s Instagram caption, posted on Wednesday alongside a photo of the two young actors, a text

between them and a clip of the series finale farewell between their two beloved characters, Chandler Bing and Rachel Green. “Having to say goodbye to our Matty has been an insane wave of emotions that I’ve never experienced before. 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,” she continued. “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.”

Perry, whose self-deprecating streak and cutting sarcasm as Chandler helped define the successful sitcom’s humor, died unexpectedly on 28 October at the age of 54. His cause of death remains under investigation, pending toxicology reports.

Aniston also recounted a text Perry sent her out of the blue, in which he said to her: “Making you laugh just made my day. It made my day :).”

“Matty, I love you so much and I know you are now completely at peace and out of any pain,” she wrote. “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.”