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Jennifer Aniston Shares a Heartfelt Text Matthew Perry Sent Her Before His Death

The Friends star called Perry "our Matty" and said "we loved him deeply."

By Jackie Manno

Jennifer Aniston has spoken out on the death of her Friends co-star Matthew Perry, who died on October 28 at the age of 54. 

On November 15, Aniston shared a moving tribute post to Perry via Instagram. The post featured a sweet black and white photo of the two laughing together on set. Then, she offered a glimpse at a sweet text message Aniston and Perry exchanged before his passing. 

"Making you laugh just made my day. It made my day :)" Perry wrote after sending the same photo to Aniston. 

"Awww the first of THOUSANDS of times," Aniston responded. 

The last part of the post was a sentimental clip of a Season 10 episode of Friends, where Chandler and Rachel exchanged earnest goodbyes before her character left for Paris. 

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What Jennifer Aniston wrote about Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry Lisa Kudrow Jennifer Aniston Courteney Cox at the Golden Globe Awards on January 21,1996

Aniston followed the post with a heartfelt message honoring Perry's talent and integrity. 

"Oh boy this one has cut deep," she said. "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."

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She continued, "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...

The cast of friends sit on a couch looking excited

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…" she wrote.