The cast of Friends reunited to attend Matthew Perry's private funeral over the weekend and his loved ones were reduced to tears when a Peter Gabriel song was played.
The beloved actor was found dead in the jacuzzi at his Los Angeles home last weekend and on Saturday, his closest family and friends - including his parents Suzanne Morrison, 84, and John Perry, 82, and stepfather Keith Morrison, 76, and former co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, and Courteney Cox got together with the tragic sitcom star's family at a memorial service, which was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.
All five of Matthew's co-stars from the hit show were in attendance and dressed in black for the occasion, which was held just across the road from the Warner Bros. Studio lot where they spent 10 years filming the now-classic NBC sitcom.
In pictures obtained by the outlet, around 20 mourners could be seen hugging as they gathered around the burial plot.
An insider revealed Peter's 1986 single Don't Give Up, which featured Kate Bush, was played towards the end of the service and its emotional lyrics left those assembled in floods of tears.
The track includes the lyrics: "Don't give up, 'Cause you have friends, Don't give up, You're not the only one, Don't give up, No reason to be ashamed, Don't give up, You still have us."
A source told DailyMail.com "There was not a dry eye in there. There were a lot of tears and laughter. Only close friends and family spoke."
Following the end of the funeral service, Matthew was buried in a dark wooden coffin in a ceremony just for family members.
The funeral came just days after the cast of 'Friends' released a statement regarding their "unfathomable loss" and promised fans they would say more when they felt able to.
The statement read: " We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family. There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss. In time we will say more, as and when we are able.
"For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world."
The 17 Again star had battled with addiction throughout his life but it was thought that he had been on the road to recovery following extensive rehab and on the day of his funeral, the website for The Matthew Perry Foundation went live.
A statement said: "The Matthew Perry Foundation is the realization of Matthew's enduring commitment to helping others struggling with the disease of addiction. It will honor his legacy and be guided by his own words and experiences and driven by his passion for making a difference in as many lives as possible."
Matthew died in a suspected drowning, and police said there were no signs of foul play at the scene of his death, but the LAPD’s Robbery Homicide Division has taken over the investigation into his shock passing.
TMZ reported: “It may come as a surprise to some because foul play is not suspected at this point, but cops say it's just standard procedure for (its Robbery Homicide Division to investigate) high-profile cases.”
- Bang! Showbiz
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