Fans of Matthew Perry have left bunches of flowers outside the iconic Friends ‘apartment’ in New York City – while well-wishers place tributes by his LA home.
The beloved star, 54, was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Saturday, and tributes from celebrities and fans alike have flooded in from across the globe.
Tearful mourners left bouquets of colorful flowers on the wet sidewalk outside the Friends apartment facade in West Village, Manhattan, on Sunday.
Despite never filming at the location, the Bedford Street building served as the exterior shot in the TV show Friends and soon became an iconic tourist hotspot.
Many people stood out in the pouring rain to lay flowers and leave notes at the makeshift memorial for the much-loved actor. One fan, wearing a Friends tote bag, started crying at the somber tribute.
Tearful mourners left bouquets of colorful flowers on the wet sidewalk outside the Friends apartment facade in West Village, Manhattan, on Sunday
Despite never filming at the location, the Bedford Street building served as the exterior shot in the TV show Friends and soon became an iconic tourist spot
Meanwhile in Los Angeles, fans left bouquets of sunflowers and other tributes in front of the gates to Perry’s home, where he was found dead over the weekend
A woman places a note in tribute to Matthew Perry outside his house in California
Meanwhile in Los Angeles, fans left bouquets of sunflowers and other tributes in front of the gates to Perry’s home, where he was found dead over the weekend.
Among the items was a miniature batman doll and handwritten cards from fans.
One note left on the New York tribute read: ‘Thank you for being our Friend.
‘You are so loved, and will be missed for generations.’
In his memoir, Matthew Perry spoke briefly about how he would like to be remembered after his death.
‘When I die, I know people will talk about Friends, Friends, Friends,’ he wrote.
‘And I’m glad of that, happy I’ve done some solid work as an actor, as well as given people multiple chances to make fun of my struggles on the world wide web.
Perry, 54, was found dead on Saturday in the hot tub of his Los Angeles home
‘But when I die, as far as my so-called accomplishments go, it would be nice if Friends were listed far behind the things I did to try to help other people.
‘I know it won’t happen but it would be nice.’
The actor, who shot to fame as the sarcastic Chandler Bing in the seminal 90s sitcom, was found dead at his house in Los Angeles on Saturday after emergency crews were called at around 4pm local time.
He had reportedly played a two-hour game of Pickleball – a sport similar to tennis but played on a smaller court – earlier in the day, before sending his assistant out on an errand. When they returned, Perry was said to be found unresponsive in his hot tub.
Friends, which followed the lives of six friends in their 20s living in New York, was a smash hit across the globe when it aired between 1994 and 2004, and re-runs still remain hugely popular years later.
In his personal life, Perry never married and he ended his engagement to Molly Hurwitz, a talent manager, in 2021. He also dated several well-known actresses throughout his life, including Julia Roberts and Lizzy Caplan.
Fans of late actor Matthew Perry congregated in West Village to kay flowers and notes during heavy rainfall
One mourner holds back tears in the rain as she looks at the tributes laid for Perry on Bedford Street, Manhattan
Students paint a portrait to pay tribute to late Actor Matthew Perry following his death, outside an art school in Mumbai, India
Chandler with the white dog, which became a popular item of furniture referenced in several episodes of the show
Throughout his life, Perry was also candid and public about his problems with drugs and alcohol, having first gone to rehab in 1997 for a pain medication addiction after a jet skiing accident.
Following this initial stint, he then went to rehab again in 2001 and 2011. He told an interviewer in 2016 that he doesn’t remember filming three seasons of Friends.
Perry wrote in his memoir, published last year, that he had spent $9 million trying to get sober, revealing he had been to 6,000 AA meetings, gone to rehab 15 times, and been in detox 65 times.
Despite hiding his demons from public view for years, Perry detailed his struggles in his 2022 memoir, Friends, Lovers And The Big Terrible Thing.
In the opening, he wrote: ‘Hi, my name is Matthew, although you may know me by another name. My friends call me Matty. And I should be dead.’
He added: ‘People would be surprised to know that I have mostly been sober since 2001. Save for about sixty or seventy little mishaps over the years.’
Fans place flowers at a makeshift memorial for Matthew Perry outside the building known as the ‘Friends’ building in New York
People stand in line to pay their respects to actor Matthew Perry, outside the apartment building which was used as the exterior shot in the TV show ‘Friends’ in New York
The beloved star, 54, was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Saturday, and tributes from celebrities and fans have flooded in across the globe
One woman tears up at the makeshift memorial on Bedford Street, New York City
The actor’s death shocked fans all across the world
The coroner for Los Angeles County has listed Matthew Perry’s cause of death as ‘deferred’, pending the final results of toxicology tests.
Perry, 54, was found dead on Saturday in the hot tub of his Los Angeles home.
On Sunday afternoon, the coroner released his body to the family, but said they are yet to determine a cause of death.
The initial 911 call, made by his assistant, was for a cardiac arrest.
The Medical Examiner’s office can release initial results within days, or it can take six to eight weeks for final results of toxicology tests to come back.
One note read: ‘Thank you for being our Friend’ in a nod to his infamous character on the TV show
Flowers and other objects are seen outside the house of actor Matthew Perry on October 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California
Floral tributes are left for actor Matthew Perry in NYC
People lay flowers in tribute for the actor