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Matt LeBlanc Pays Heartfelt Tribute to Late Co-Star Matthew Perry

• Matt LeBlanc, known for his role as Joey Tribbiani on Friends, has released an emotional statement honoring his close friend and co-star, Matthew Perry.

• The heartfelt message reflects on the cherished times they spent together, describing them as among the favorite moments of LeBlanc's life.

• LeBlanc expresses gratitude for the honor of sharing the stage with Perry and emphasizes the lasting impact of their friendship, promising never to forget him.

• The tribute concludes with a poignant farewell, encouraging Perry to "spread your wings and fly" and ending with a touch of humor, mentioning the uncollected 20-dollar debt.

In a poignant and emotional statement, Matt LeBlanc, renowned for his role as Joey Tribbiani on the iconic show Friends, has finally broken his silence on the passing of his beloved co-star, Matthew Perry, in Los Angeles last month.

LeBlanc’s heartfelt message pays tribute to the deep bond they shared, playing best friends Joey and Chandler Bing for a decade. He reflects, “Matthew. It is with a heavy heart I say goodbye. The times we had together are honestly among the favorite times of my life.”

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Expressing the profound honor of sharing the stage with Perry, LeBlanc’s tribute goes on to convey the enduring impact of their friendship. “It was an honor to share the stage with you and to call you my friend. I will always smile when I think of you, and I’ll never forget you. Never.”

The emotional farewell takes a poignant turn as LeBlanc encourages Perry to “spread your wings and fly,” signaling a sense of freedom and peace for his departed friend. The message is capped off with a touch of humor, as LeBlanc playfully notes, “And I guess you’re keeping the 20 bucks you owe me.”

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This heartfelt tribute from LeBlanc adds another layer of emotion to the outpouring of love and remembrance for Matthew Perry, who touched the hearts of millions through his portrayal of Chandler Bing on Friends.