Fans gather at iconic 'Friends' locations in NYC to remember Matthew Perry

BySonia Rincón and Eyewitness News WABC logo
Monday, October 30, 2023
Fans gather at iconic Friends locations in NYC to remember Matthew Perry
Police found Perry in a hot tub at his home in Los Angeles Saturday afternoon.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- As tributes pour in from around the world for "Friends" star Matthew Perry, a memorial grows outside of the iconic "Friends" apartment in the West Village.

Although the show was not filmed inside of the Manhattan building, the location has long been a destination for viewers from all over the world who loved "Friends." After all, scene-setting exteriors were shot at the building at the corner of Bedford and Grove Streets for the hit series.

"I feel kind of lucky to be here so I can come here and be closer to him," said "Friends" fan Elisa Alix.

Fans also gathered at the "Friends Experience" in the Flatiron District in Manhattan.

Police found Perry in a hot tub at his home in Los Angeles Saturday afternoon. The coroner's office will determine the cause of death, but police do not suspect foul play.

On Sunday, the show's creators reacted to Perry's death.

"We are shocked and deeply, deeply saddened by our beloved friend Matthew's passing. It still seems impossible. All we can say is that we feel blessed to have had him as part of our lives," "Friends" co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane, and Executive Producer Kevin Brightsaid in a statement.

"Blessed" is a sentiment many fans of the show share with its creators, as they look back on the life of a man who brought joy into their homes for years.

"He was really special. He was just a really wonderful actor. We just really loved 'Friends,'" said Suzanne Devito, a fan of the show.

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Matthew Perry arrives at the premiere of "Ride" at The Arclight Hollywood Theater in Los Angeles.
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