Lisa Kudrow, the actress who played Phoebe Buffay on the hit sitcom Friends, is reportedly planning to adopt the dog of her late co-star Matthew Perry, who died on October 28, 2023, at the age of 54.
Perry, who played Chandler Bing on the show, was found drowned in his hot tub at his Los Angeles home. He had a dog named Alfred, a black Labrador retriever, whom he adopted in 2018.
According to a source close to Kudrow, she is heartbroken over Perry’s death and feels like she owes it to him to take care of his dog, who was his only companion in his last years.
“Lisa is heartbroken over Matthew’s death. They were very close friends and she always worried about him. She feels like she owes it to him to take care of his dog, who was his only companion in his last years,” the source said.
The source also revealed that Kudrow has a theory that Perry may have taken some medication that did not mix well with the hot water. She thinks he may have fallen asleep or passed out and drowned. She is baffled by how this could happen to him.
“She has a theory that Matthew may have taken some medication that did not mix well with the hot water. She thinks he may have fallen asleep or passed out and drowned. She is baffled by how this could happen to him,” the source added.
Perry’s publicist confirmed his death in a statement, saying that he was a brilliant, funny and generous man who touched so many lives. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and fans.
“He was a brilliant, funny and generous man who touched so many lives. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and fans,” the statement read.
A friend of Perry said that he loved his dog more than anything and would want him to be happy and well taken care of.
“He loved his dog more than anything. He always said Alfred was his best friend and his reason to live. He would want him to be happy and well taken care of,” the friend said.
Kudrow and the other Friends cast members – Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer – will attend Perry’s funeral, which is expected to be held next week. They issued a joint statement expressing their devastation and sending their love and condolences to his loved ones.
“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved friend and brother. He was a part of our family for over two decades and we will always cherish the memories we shared with him. We send our love and condolences to his loved ones,” the statement said.
Kudrow is reportedly looking forward to adopting Alfred and giving him a new home. She hopes that by doing so, she can honor Perry’s memory and keep a part of him alive.
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