Matthew Perry Emmys: Matthew Perry, the beloved star of “Friends,” was honored with an emotional in memoriam tribute at the 2024 Emmys. The Television Academy paid tribute to Perry by featuring a performance of the iconic “Friends” theme song, “I’ll Be There for You,” performed by Charlie Puth.
The outpouring of support and remembrance from his “Friends” co-stars, as well as the heartfelt tribute at the Emmys, serves as a testament to Matthew Perry’s lasting legacy.
Charlie Puth honours Matthew Perry at 2024 Emmys
Charlie Puth’s emmy Tribute to Matthew Peerry comes after he had he had previously performed the song during a concert in Australia shortly after Perry’s passing. Perry tragically passed away on October 28, 2023, at the age of 54, after being found unconscious in his pool. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office determined that Perry died from the acute effects of ketamine, with drowning, coronary artery disease, and the effects of buprenorphine also listed as contributing factors.
Despite his struggles with substance abuse in the past, Mathew Perry had been clean for 19 months before his passing and was reportedly on ketamine infusion therapy at the time. The investigation into his death was closed by the Los Angeles Police Department, confirming that it was an accidental death. His “Friends” co-star Jennifer Aniston spoke emotionally about Perry’s health, stating that he had been in good spirits and working on improving his health, including quitting smoking and getting in shape.
The entire “Friends” cast, including Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt LeBlanc, attended a private memorial service for Perry at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills. Each cast member also issued individual tributes, expressing their devastation at the loss of their friend and co-star.
The tribute to Matthew Perry at the 2024 Emmys was a poignant reminder of his enduring impact on the world of television and the hearts of fans worldwide. As the beloved star of “Friends,” Perry’s talent and charisma left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.