Actress Christina Ricci portrayed Joey’s sister Mary-Theresa during the first season of Friends. Even though she never met him, she felt like she did. She addressed Perry’s passing, saying in an Instagram post, “I burst into tears when I read the news today. I never met Matthew Perry, but I loved him. ‘Friends’ saved me numerous times during hard and lonely times in my life. I adored his character and wanted to marry Chandler Bing as a teenager. I watched all his movies. He was a genius.”
She recommends buying his book if you haven’t already. She said, “I downloaded his book and read the whole thing on my cross-country flight today. I’m heartbroken this man suffered so much in life while giving us so much of himself. Read his book. It’s another gift he gave us. If you’re struggling with addiction issues it might just save your life. May he finally rest in peace.” (via Instagram).