The entertainment world was shaken to its core when beloved actor Matthew Perry, best known as Chandler Bing for his iconic role in the hit television series “Friends,” tragically passed away. Perry, who had been open about his struggles with addiction, had reportedly overcome these issues and was living a healthy and sober lifestyle at the time of his untimely death.
In the months leading up to his death, Perry had been making the most of his life, creating unforgettable memories with his lifelong friends, Brian and Christopher Murray. These friendships, which had their roots in Perry’s childhood in Canada, remained strong and unbroken despite Perry’s international fame and personal struggles.
Recently revealed private photos depict Perry, the Murray brothers, and another friend basking in the Mediterranean sun. The group spent their summer on a luxury yacht, creating moments of joy and camaraderie that would later prove to be Perry’s last.
Perry’s radiant smile in these pictures shows his joy during this trip. One of the photos shows the group standing beside a private plane, ready for a helicopter ride to explore the area. Other pictures show the men diving off the yacht and lounging under the sun, evidently living their best lives.
In a social media post, one of Perry’s friends reminisced about this unforgettable summer, calling it a “Great time on the Med with The Caucus!!” Perry himself had commented on this post, stating, “Nothing like four grown men sailing down the French Riviera together.”
Also present on this trip was Perry’s long-standing executive assistant, Kenny Iwamasa. The Daily Mail reports that it was Iwamasa who discovered Perry’s lifeless body upon returning from an errand.
After Perry’s death, his friends gathered to mourn and remember their beloved friend. The Murray brothers shared heartfelt tributes to Perry on social media and held a ‘crew dinner’ at Paloma restaurant in Venice, a testament to the tight-knit group’s bond.
In his memoir “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” Perry detailed his close relationship with the Murrays, even attributing his character Chandler’s unique speaking style, the “Murray-Perry Cadence,” to their influence.
These moments and tributes paint a picture of a man who, despite his struggles, found joy, love, and companionship in his friendships. Matthew Perry’s spirit, humor, and warmth will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew him best.