Our beloved Chandler Bing, at the tender age of 54, took an unexpected plunge into the great beyond by an apparent drowning. But fear not, because his family has chimed in on this heart-wrenching situation with a statement that’s sure to make even Janice giggle.
In a heartfelt declaration to People, they began, “We’re as devastated as Ross when he found out about ‘we were on a break’ over the tragic loss of our beloved son and brother.” Yes, it appears that even in their grief, the Perry family knows how to drop a ‘Friends’ reference.
“Matthew brought so much joy to the world, both as an actor and a friend,” they continued. Ah, yes, the world’s wittiest pal, both on and off the screen. We can practically hear his snarky one-liners echoing in the afterlife.
The Perry family wanted everyone to know just how much Matthew valued his fans, saying, “You all meant so much to him, and we appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love.” We can only imagine that in heaven, he’s got a reserved seat at Central Perk for each and every one of us.
And in a move that made Warner Bros. feel like Ross when he said Rachel’s name at the altar, the studio also shared their grief. “We are devastated by the passing of our dear friend Matthew Perry.” Yes, it’s official – even Warner Bros. is in on the ‘Friends’ references.
“Matthew was an incredibly gifted actor and an indelible part of the Warner Bros. Television Group family.” Of course, he was! Who could forget the hilarious banter with his TV pals?
“The impact of his comedic genius was felt around the world, and his legacy will live on in the hearts of so many.” Let’s face it; Chandler’s zingers were truly a global phenomenon. “Could he BE any more iconic?” The answer is no.
So, as we mourn the loss of our favorite sarcastic sweetheart, let’s remember the laughs he brought us and the mark he left on the world. After all, “It’s like all my life everyone always told me, ‘You’re a shoe! You’re a shoe! You’re a shoe!'” Rest in peace, Matthew Perry – you’ll forever be our lobster.