'Thank you for 10 incredible years of laughter and creativity': David Schwimmer pays tribute to Matthew Perry

David Schwimmer has paid tribute to Matthew Perry credit:Bang Showbiz
David Schwimmer has paid tribute to Matthew Perry credit:Bang Showbiz

David Schwimmer has paid tribute to Matthew Perry's "heart" and "impeccable" comedy skills.

The 57-year-old actor has followed his 'Friends' castmates Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc in taking to Instagram over the last few days to reflect on his late pal - who was found dead in the hot tub of his Los Angeles home last month aged 54 - and their time working together.

Sharing a photo of himself and Matthew from the 1998 Thanksgiving episode of 'Friends', David wrote on Instagram on Wednesday (15.11.23): "Matty,

"Thank you for ten incredible years of laughter and creativity.

"I will never forget your impeccable comic timing and delivery. You could take a straight line of dialogue and bend it to your will, resulting in something so entirely original and unexpectedly funny it still astonishes.

"And you had heart. Which you were generous with, and shared with us, so we could create a family out of six strangers.

"This photo is from one of my favorite moments with you. Now it makes me smile and grieve at the same time."

David then went on to reference one of Matthew's famous lines as Chandler Bing.

He added: "I imagine you up there, somewhere, in the same white suit, hands in your pockets, looking around—

"'Could there BE any more clouds?' (sic)"

David's post came shortly after Jennifer paid a heartfelt tribute to her "little brother".

She posted a carousel of images and a video clip of her and Matthew on Instagram and wrote: “Oh boy this one has cut deep... Having to say goodbye to our Matty has been an insane wave of emotions that I’ve never experienced before.

“We all experience loss at some point in our lives. Loss of life or loss of love. Being able to really SIT in this grief allows you to feel the moments of joy and gratitude for having loved someone that deep. And we loved him deeply.

“He was such a part of our DNA. We were always the 6 of us. This was a chosen family that forever changed the course of who we were and what our path was going to be.

“For Matty, he KNEW he loved to make people laugh. As he said himself, if he didn't hear the ‘laugh’ he thought he was going to die. His life literally depended on it.

“And boy did he succeed in doing just that. He made all of us laugh. And laugh hard.

“In the last couple weeks, I’ve been pouring over our texts to one another.

“Laughing and crying then laughing again. I’ll keep them forever and ever. I found one text that he sent me out of nowhere one day. It says it all. (See the second slide…)

“Matty, I love you so much and I know you are now completely at peace and out of any pain. I talk to you every day… sometimes I can almost hear you saying “could you BE any crazier?

“Rest little brother. You always made my day… .”