American actor Matthew Perry, who played the hilarious Chandler Bing in the hit comedy “Friends,” was buried in the strictest of privacy on Friday outside Los Angeles, according to US media.
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At 54 years old, the actor was found unconscious on Saturday, October 28 by his assistant in the jacuzzi of his home in Los Angeles.
“The ceremony was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, near the Warner Bros. studios,” People magazine reported, citing an anonymous source. The ceremony lasted approximately two hours.
The prestigious cemetery, located in the heights of Hollywood and where legendary stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson rest, did not respond to AFP’s requests.
The actors of the series “Friends”, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer, with whom Matthew Perry shared a great friendship, were all present according to the site TMZ.
“We are all completely devastated by the loss of Matthew,” they said in a joint statement Monday, saying they were “more than just film colleagues. We are family.”
His mother, his father – actor John Bennett Perry – and his stepfather were also present according to the media.
The cause of the actor’s death is not yet known.
Matthew Perry struggled for years with his addiction to drugs and alcohol.
According to the specialized media TMZ, no drugs have been found at the scene of the actor’s death and there are no indications that it may be a criminal act.
His unexpected death prompted an outpouring of tributes, from Hollywood bigwigs to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
A true cultural phenomenon, “Friends” has left its mark on more than one generation of viewers.
It tells the adventures of a group of happy friends – Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Ross and Chandler – in New York, marked by romantic relationships.