Matt LeBlanc has shared a farewell tribute to Matthew Perry, who died on October 28, and it is a true testament to their friendship off the screen as well as on.
“Matthew. It is with a heavy heart I say goodbye. The times we had together are honestly among the favorite times of my life,” LeBlanc wrote on Instagram, accompanied by a carousel of Friends stills showing the two actors as TV best friends Joey Tribbiani and Chandler Bing.
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“It was an honor to share the stage with you and to call you my friend,” LeBlanc’s post continued. “I will always smile when I think of you and I’ll never forget you. Never. Spread your wings and fly brother you’re finally free. Much love.” In true Joey fashion, LeBlanc ended his message with a joke. “And I guess you’re keeping the 20 bucks you owe me.”
Matt LeBlanc’s personal tribute comes after the entire Friends cast released a joint statement following Perry’s death. “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family,” they wrote, per People. “There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.”