Friends attend Matthew Perry’s funeral and a foundation is launched in his honor

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she is original version of Friends gathered for the last time at Matthew Perry‘ burial.

The service, present Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer, was held in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, near Warner Bros. Studios, an informed source People.

They also shared that the funeral began at 3pm PST on Friday, ending at 5pm PST (Saturday, 8am to 10am AEDT).

The Friends team said their final goodbyes to their co-star, the late Matthew Perry (Getty).

It comes as his family and friends launched a foundation in his honour. Named the Matthew Perry Foundation, it will be dedicated to helping those struggling with addiction.

In a statement to entertainment tonight, the group said: “The Matthew Perry Foundation realizes Matthew’s enduring commitment to helping others struggling with the disease of addiction,

“He will honor his legacy and be guided by his own words and experiences and driven by his passion to make a difference in as many lives as possible. “

Matthew Perry and his family
Family and friends of Matthew Perry have come together to launch a foundation in his name. (Ron Galella Collection via Getty)

They also shared a quote Perry said in a 2022 interview with Tom Power, which has been circulating since his death last week.

“When I die, I don’t want Friends being the first thing mentioned – I want to help others to be the first to be mentioned,” said the the organization’s website referring to him.

“And I’m going to live the rest of my life proving that. Addiction is far too powerful for any one person to defeat alone. But together, one day at a time, we can to beat.”

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