Jennifer Aniston Opens Up About Last Message to Matthew Perry Before His Passing

Jennifer Aniston has shared insights into the day Friends star Matthew Perry passed away, emphasizing that the actor “wasn’t struggling” when they exchanged texts just hours before his death.

Perry, renowned for his role as Chandler Bing on the iconic sitcom Friends, tragically died in late October, following a prolonged battle with alcohol and substance abuse.

Reports indicate that the 54-year-old was discovered unresponsive in the hot tub of his Los Angeles home. Emergency responders were alerted when Perry was found by his assistant, but the actor was pronounced dead at the scene.

In the immediate aftermath of Matthew Perry’s sudden death, various speculations arose. On October 28, he was found unresponsive in the hot tub, leading to emergency responders attending to a potential cardiac arrest. However, Perry had already succumbed, attributed to apparent drowning, and was declared dead shortly after.

The actor’s funeral took place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in early November, with family and close friends, including his former Friends castmates, in attendance. An initial toxicology report indicated no traces of meth or fentanyl in Perry’s system at the time of his death.

Sources close to Perry, who had long struggled with personal challenges, insisted that he had not relapsed, contrary to certain reports, and was actively working on improving his life.

Jennifer Aniston, Perry’s former Friends co-star, spoke about her late friend in a conversation with Reese Witherspoon for Variety. Aniston revealed that Perry was content, healthy, had quit smoking, and was focused on getting in shape. She emphasized that she had been texting Perry on the day of his passing.

“I was literally texting with him that morning, funny Matty,” Aniston shared. “He was not in pain. He wasn’t struggling. He was happy.”

Contrary to initial suggestions that Perry might have been under the influence of a mysterious drug, Aniston clarified, stating, “I want people to know he was really healthy and getting healthy. He was on a pursuit.”

Rest in peace, Matthew Perry.