Matthew Perry‘s mother, Suzanne Perry, and stepdad, Keith Morrison, were spotted taking a walk with their dog in LA on Friday.
The couple were photographed near their home nearly every week after the “Friends” star died of an apparent drowning on Saturday.
Throughout the outing, they frolicked with a few of their children and stopped into a neighborhood cafe.
“We’re heartbroken by the tragic lack of our beloved son and brother,” Perry’s family said in an announcement to People on Sunday. “Matthew brought a lot joy to the world, each as an actor and a friend. You all meant a lot to him and we appreciate the tremendous outpouring of affection.”
As previously reported, Perry was found underwater in his hot tub on Saturday. Officials told The Post that they received a phone call reporting that he was not respiration. The caller’s identity has not been revealed by authorities, though TMZ reported it was Perry’s assistant.
The Los Angeles Fire Department arrived at 4:07 p.m. and the Los Angeles Police Department at 4:10 p.m. Authorities later put up a big white tent next to the scene within the backyard, and his body was faraway from the house that night.
“An adult male patient was deceased prior to first response arrival,” the LAFD said in an announcement obtained by The Post. “The patient was found by a bystander who had re-positioned the victim where the top was out of water.”
The statement continued: “Firefighters pulled the victim out of the jacuzzi and did a fast medical assessment to seek out he was deceased.”
Suzanne and “Dateline” host Morrison were spotted arriving to the actor’s residence within the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of LA on Saturday shortly after news broke of his passing. They were joined by the star’s dad, actor John Bennett Perry.
Morrison gushed over his stepson in a interview with People in 2020.
“He’s certainly one of those individuals who at all times is the middle of the room for a reason, and it was in order a child. On the hockey team, I used to take him off to his hockey games on Saturday mornings. It was like Matthew and the hockey team. He was the one who scored all of the goals. He was the guy. The identical on the tennis court. He was extremely, extremely good on the tennis court and really intense. He’s an intense, talented, focused character,” Morrison said. “He’s very vivid. That was at all times the case as he was growing up.”
Regarding his beloved role as Chandler Bing on “Friends,” Morrison said Matthew’s success didn’t surprise him.
“He was at a stage where [he was questioning] if this acting thing was going to work or not. Then suddenly, boy did it ever. 1,000,000 things have sprung from that, but him being chosen for a job like that doesn’t surprise me one bit,” he continued. “It matched his particular humorousness precisely, whether or not they wrote that for him knowing what he was like or whether he adapted it more for himself, probably a mixture of the 2. But that character is Matthew. Yeah, and it at all times has been him. He’s only a talented soul, a wise guy.”
He added: “We love having him around.”
The late actor is best known for taking part in Chandler from 1994 to 2004, alongside co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer.
Schwimmer, for his part, was spotted looking downcast in Latest York City on Monday following the news. Cox, 59, and LeBlanc, 56, were also later spotted for the primary time during separate outings.
On Monday, the solid broke their silence over Perry’s death in a joint statement.
“We’re all so utterly devastated by the lack of Matthew. We were greater than just castmates. We’re a family,” read their statement, obtained by People. “There’s a lot to say, but straight away we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.”
“In time we are going to say more, as and after we are able,” the statement concluded. “For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends and everybody who loved him world wide.”