Matthew Perry’s loved ones paid their final respects to the actor on November 3 during a private service at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood. Per People, the funeral started at 3 p.m. and finished at 5 p.m. The famous cemetery is located within spitting distance of the Warner Bros. studios lot where “Friends” was filmed for 10 years. In keeping with the nod to “Friends,” Perry’s five former co-stars from the popular sitcom — Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, and Matt LeBlanc — were among the 20 or so guests in attendance.
TMZ reports that the actors were joined by Perry’s closest friends and family, including his mother Suzanne Morrison, father John Bennett Perry, and stepfather Keith Morrison. Not surprisingly, the attendees were distraught, comforting each other with hugs outside the church as multiple paparazzi helicopters buzzed above in the sky, capturing the mourners on camera.
Given the intimacy of the funeral service, it’s expected there will be a public celebration of life in the future so fans will have the opportunity to honor the actor. In the meantime, fans took to X to share thoughts on Perry’s private service. One wrote that they’d been reduced to tears by a TikTok post noting that the funeral would be the last time all 6 “Friends” actors would ever be together again. Another thanked Perry for “all the wonderful laughs” and, in true “Friends” fashion, asked, “Could it BE any sadder?”