Matthew Perry's family has released a statement to People magazine, emphasizing the importance of honoring the late actor's memory.
Perry, known for his long battle with alcohol and substance abuse, had been open about his struggles for many years. Prior to his tragic death, he had plans to establish a foundation to support those suffering from substance abuse. Following his passing, his family has brought this vision to fruition.
The Matthew Perry Foundation aims to assist those battling this illness, a mission the family is proud to bring to the world.
The foundation's website currently features a black-and-white photo of Perry, accompanied by an inspiring quote about his desire to help others.
He expressed a wish for his legacy to be defined by his efforts to help others, rather than just his role in the popular TV series 'Friends'.
Perry passed away at his home in Los Angeles, where he was found drowned in a hot tub, at the age of 54. He was renowned for his role in 'Friends', which ran for 10 seasons.
The other stars of 'Friends' have also issued a joint statement, expressing their heartbreak over Perry's death and praising his comedic genius. They noted that his legacy will continue to live in the hearts of many people around the world.