Solène Delinger 11:56 a.m., October 31, 2023

Tributes have been pouring in since the announcement of the disappearance of Matthew Perry, who was found dead on Saturday, October 28 at his home in California. Last night, it was the cast of "Friends" who broke their silence to express their immense sadness. All of them say they feel they have lost a family member.

The Friends cast has been "devastated" since the news of the death of their lifelong friend Matthew Perry. After two days of silence, the entire cast, in shock, took the floor to share their immense suffering.

"We were more than just comrades"

"We are totally devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just comrades. We are a family," reads a statement signed by Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribiani) and David Schwimmer (Ross Geller) and relayed by the American media People.

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Matthew Perry, the legendary Chandler Bing in Friends, was found dead on Saturday, October 28 at his home in California. The 54-year-old comedian is believed to have drowned in his hot tub. Toxicology tests are still underway to determine the exact cause of his death.

In the meantime, his family and loved ones will have to begin to grieve. An unbearable ordeal for the actors of Friends who had never imagined that they would have to say "goodbye" to Matthew so soon. "There is so much to say, but for now we will take a moment to grieve and digest this unfathomable loss," they said in a statement. "For now, our thoughts and love are with Matty's family, friends and all those who loved him around the world," they concluded.

Adele and Salma Hayek pay tribute to Matthew Perry

Tributes have been pouring in since the announcement of the death of Matthew Perry, who had struggled with drug and alcohol addictions for years. Singer Adele interrupted one of her concerts in Las Vegas to pay tribute to the comedian. "He's been very open about his problems, which is incredibly brave. I just want to say how much I love what he's done for us. Especially, what he did for me. He was one of the best actors. I hope he rests in peace," she said, deeply moved.

Salma Hayek, who has been good friends with Perry for years, shared her grief on her Instagram account. "Two days ago, I received the shocking news that Matthew Perry was no longer with us. It took me a few days to process this deep sadness. There's a special bond that is created when you share dreams with someone and work together to make them come true," the actress wrote, referring to the filming of Fools Rush, a film she co-starred with Matthew Perry.

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Millions of Friends fans have shared messages on social media to say goodbye to Chandler, their favorite character, the one who made them laugh for years with his relentless sense of repartee and his delicious sarcasm... For many, Matthew Perry's death marks the end of an era of recklessness. "My childhood is gone," wrote many fans, orphans since the death of their unforgettable friend.