Jennifer Aniston was texting Matthew Perry before his death

Jennifer Aniston says she was texting Matthew Perry on morning of his death

/ 01:48 PM December 13, 2023

Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry

Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry

Jennifer Aniston shared that hours before her “Friends” co-star Matthew Perry died, they were texting and the actor was “happy” and “healthy.”

According to Aniston in her first interview with Variety following Perry’s death, the “The Ron Clark Story” actor seemed happy and in good condition after officially quitting smoking.


“He was happy. He was healthy. He had quit smoking. He was getting in shape. He was happy—that’s all I know,” she said. “I was literally texting with him that morning, funny Matty. He was not in pain. He wasn’t struggling. He was happy.”


“The Morning Star” actress noted that she wants everyone to know that Perry worked hard to be in good shape and that she misses him like almost everybody else.

“I want people to know he is healthy and getting healthy. He was on a pursuit. He worked so hard. He was dealt a tough one. I miss him dearly. We all do. Boy, he made us laugh hard,” Aniston said.

Matthew Perry Foundation

Perry died on Oct. 28 at the age of 54. For years, he was open about his struggles with addiction and sobriety.

In 2022, he detailed his life and struggles in his memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir.”

Despite Perry riding stardom after starring in the most popular American sitcom, he repeatedly noted that he doesn’t want to be remembered by his “Friends” character, Chandler Bing; instead, he wants people to remember him for his efforts to fight addiction and help people who share the same path as him.

Given his wish, the actor’s family and friends established a foundation in his name to help individuals dealing with addiction.


“In the spirit of Matthew Perry’s enduring commitment to helping others struggling with the disease of addiction, we embark on a journey to honor his legacy by establishing the Matthew Perry Foundation, guided by his own words and experiences and driven by his passion for making a difference in as many lives as possible,” reads the foundation’s inaugural statement.

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