‘He will always be there for us,’ one heartbroken fan wrote (Picture: Fox)
There has been an outpouring of grief from fans across the globe in the months since, with his co-stars from the sitcom Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow expressing their devastation in heartbreaking tributes.
During the night, there was an in memoriam segment honouring the people from the industry who had died in the past year, including Lance Reddick, Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss, Angus Cloud and Angela Lansbury.
As Charlie Puth performed on the piano, the music transitioned to the theme song from Friends – I’ll Be There For You – as Perry’s picture appeared on the screen.
The Chandler Bing actor died in October last year (Picture: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for GQ)
The late actor was included during the award show’s in memoriam segment (Picture: Christopher Polk/Variety via Getty Images)
His face was shown in the middle of the group of late stars who were being honoured (Picture: Fox)
The image then transitioned to show his face among a large group of entertainment titans who had died, and fans watching at home could barely cope with the emotional moment.
‘Lost it when Matthew Perry came on and they were singing “I’ll Be There For You.” 😭😭,’ an X user called Jennifer wrote.
‘I was not ready for Matthew Perry at the end 😩,’ said Marie, while Erika added: ‘The loss of Matthew Perry still makes me cry. In case anyone was wondering.’
Another user called Les said that the beautiful tribute ‘really took me out’, as Jess shared: ‘It’s still so wild to see Matthew Perry be a part of a memorial tribute. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to hear that theme song the same way 😔.’
One user who goes by the handle @cosmicveng said: ‘The #Emmys honoring Matthew Perry like that 😭😭😭😭😭 He will always be there for us 🙏🏻🕊.’
Emmy Awards 2024 – winners in full
Here is the full list of winners from the 2024 Emmys, from The Bear to Succession
Drama series – Succession
Comedy series – The Bear
Lead actress in a drama series – Sarah Snook, Succession
Lead actor in a drama series – Kieran Culkin, Succession
Limited or anthology series – Beef
Lead actress in a limited or anthology series or movie – Ali Wong, Beef
Lead actor in a limited or anthology series or movie – Steven Yeun, Beef
Variety special (live) – Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium
Directing for a drama series – Mark Mylod, Succession
Writing for a limited or anthology series or movie – Lee Sung Jin, Beef
Writing for a drama series – Jesse Armstrong, Succession
Supporting actor in a limited or anthology series or movie – Paul Walter Hauser, Black Bird
Directing for a limited or anthology series or movie – Lee Sung Jin, Beef
Talk series – The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Writing for a variety series – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Outstanding competition program – RuPaul’s Drag Race
Writing for a comedy series – Christopher Storer, The Bear
Directing for a comedy series – Christopher Storer, The Bear
Supporting actress in a limited or anthology series or movie – Niecy Nash-Betts, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Scripted variety series – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Lead actor in a comedy series – Jeremy Allen White, The Bear
Supporting actor in a comedy series – Ebon Moss-Bachrach, The Bear
Supporting actor in a drama series – Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Supporting actress in a drama series – Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
Lead actress in a comedy series – Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Supporting actress in a comedy series – Ayo Edebiri, The Bear
Charlie Puth performed at the piano for the powerful tribute (Picture: Monica Schipper/WireImage)
Puth was also joined by singersMichael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter of The War And Treaty (Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jennifer Aniston was recently asked about her late friend Perry at the Critics’ Choice Awards (Picture: Ron Davis/Getty Images)
The police force in Los Angeles recently released an update regarding the investigation into Perry’s death.
People reported that the investigation had been officially concluded,
The website for the County of Los Angeles Medical Examiner stated that the case into Perry’s death was ‘closed’.
During the recent Critics’ Choice Awards, Aniston was asked on the red carpet how she would like her late friend to be remembered.
‘Celebrate him,’ she told Entertainment Tonight.
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