Matt LeBlanc’s Heartfelt Tribute to Matthew Perry

Matt LeBlanc returns to Instagram after 11-month absence, shares heartbreaking tribute to Matthew Perry

It’s been a long wait, but Matt LeBlanc has finally broken his silence on Instagram to pay tribute to his dear friend and “brother,” Matthew Perry. Their close bond was evident both on and off the screen, and LeBlanc, 56, wanted to honor Perry with a touching post on the social media platform.

This is LeBlanc’s first post on Instagram since January 2023, and it was worth the wait. Accompanied by a carousel of heartwarming throwback photos from their time on the set of the beloved show Friends, LeBlanc wrote, “It is with a heavy heart I say goodbye. The times we had together are honestly among the favorite times of my life. 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.”

LeBlanc’s words are filled with love and admiration for his late friend, as he concludes, “Spread your wings and fly brother, you’re finally free. Much love.” And of course, LeBlanc couldn’t resist adding a touch of humor by joking, “And I guess you’re keeping the 20 bucks you owe me.”


Matthew Perry’s untimely passing last month left fans around the world heartbroken. In the aftermath, the cast of Friends released a joint statement expressing their deep sorrow. They emphasized that their connection went beyond being cast mates; they were a family. They asked for understanding during this devastating time and assured everyone that they will share more about their beloved friend and colleague when they are ready.


A private funeral service was held earlier this month to honor Perry’s life. Reports suggest that his former Friends co-stars were in attendance, paying their final respects and saying goodbye. While authorities are still investigating the circumstances surrounding Perry’s death, foul play is not suspected.

The loss of Matthew Perry has not only impacted his family and close friends but has also deeply affected his co-stars and fans worldwide. Matt LeBlanc’s heartfelt tribute to Perry demonstrates the incredible bond they shared both on-screen and off-screen. Their characters, Joey and Chandler, were one of the best friend duos ever, and it’s clear that their friendship extended beyond the show. Our thoughts and prayers are with LeBlanc and everyone mourning the loss of Matthew Perry.