Matthew Perry, known for his famous character Chandler Bing in the hit comedy series friendsHe died at the age of 54 on October 28. Fans across the world are mourning his passing and paying sincere tributes to the beloved actor who was “always there for them”. In New York’s West Village, fans flock to the apartment building at 90 Bedford Street that the characters in the sitcom call home.
Although the show was not filmed inside the apartment, the exterior of the building was used as an establishing shot throughout the sitcom’s 10 seasons. Over the years, the site has become a must-visit destination for Friends fans.
Many fans gathered outside the building and paid tribute to Mr. Perry by leaving flowers, candles and personal notes. One note reads: “The one where we all lost a friend,” while another says: “We will never understand what Chandler’s job was, but we will know how much happiness his company brought us.”
In one video, a fan left a handwritten note that said: “Could we be more upset that you’re gone?”
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Matthew Perry’s fans paid their respects to the late actor by laying flowers in front of the Friends apartment building on Sunday. Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the hit TV series, died at the age of 54 over the weekend. #matthewperry#Chandler Bingpic.twitter.com/lF2hdoiOXq
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A small floral tribute to Friends star Matthew Perry at the apartment in New York City’s West Village used in the show.
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Matthew Perry honored in New York.
“Can we feel more affection for Chandler Bing?” pic.twitter.com/W9exxPuGj0
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“Even when he was struggling, he made us smile,” Jimmy George said New York Post.
“It’s a weird feeling to feel sad about it, but it was a really sad morning. It’s been my offering of comfort ever since I can remember. I can’t imagine watching it now without feeling deeply sad,” said Katherine Schmidt, 29, who brought flowers. .
“I just wanted to express my respect,” said 26-year-old Canadian visitor Taylor Lanthier, adding that Perry “had a very influential role in my life and always made me laugh a lot.”
“Friends” ran for 10 years with a total of 236 episodes, featuring Mr. Perry as a fan favorite, known for his quick wit and sarcasm. The show’s creators said he was an “amazing talent” and “always the funniest person in the room”, while his family said he “brought so much joy to the world”.
The actor was found dead in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home, according to law enforcement officials. Police officials said no drugs were found at the scene, and no foul play is suspected. Meanwhile, officials are conducting toxicology tests to determine the cause of death, a process that could take months.
In his 2022 memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, Perry spoke candidly about his battles for sobriety, as well as his long-standing struggles with alcohol and opioids.