Josh Radnor Pens a Beautiful Message About Matthew Perry’s Humor, Addict History and Charm

Published 10/29/2023, 2:42 PM EDT

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Matthew Perry’s sudden demise has brought the film industry to its knees. Perhaps one of the greatest performers the iconic sitcom Friends gave the world, Perry was surely a generational talent. The unbelievable yet tragic incident has left behind a void in the fans’ hearts that is unlikely to heal. Shortly after the actor’s death, the film fraternity and the audience stormed the internet expressing their grief and sharing iconic moments of the Friends alumni.

Recently, Josh Radnor joined the bandwagon of celebrities as the actor shared a heartfelt note for Perry.

Josh Radnor reacts to the sad demise of Matthew Perry


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Josh Radnor is among one of the most entertaining actors in the industry today. His performance as Ted Mosby in the critically acclaimed sitcom series, How I Met Your Mother, is worthy of all praises. And recently, Radnor could not hold himself back from showcasing his appreciation for fellow sitcom breakout star Matthew Perry. The actor took to Instagram as he shared a throwback picture alongside the Friends alum. Radnor started off his caption, by revealing that he did not know Perry well. However, the duo shared some profound conversations over the years.



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The sitcom star admitted how the Go On star was incredibly hilarious before touching base with a sensitive topic. Radnor shed some light on Perry’s struggle with addiction and abuse. He admitted how the American-Canadian star played a huge role in helping people stay sober. Radnor truly expressed all that he had learned and witnessed about the actor during their time together.


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He concluded the heartfelt message as he wrote, “Wishing Matthew peace on the next leg of his journey.” As the world reminisces upon the great memories, Perry left behind especially with his show Friends, do you know the actor almost lost the role of Chandler Bing?

Was the Go On star not the first choice to play Chandler Bing?


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For fans of the show, it is impossible to imagine any other actor playing Chandler Bing apart from Matthew Perry. The actor portrayed one of the most iconic characters on TV in a commendable manner. Even years after leaving it behind, fans still recreate Chandler Bing’s iconic one-liners online. However, Iron Man star Jon Favreau had the chance to land the role prior to Perry.

Apparently, the creators offered the role to the New York Native. However, Favreau turned down the offer because of prior obligations. The role eventually went on to Matthew Perry and the rest is history. Meanwhile, Favreau returned to the sitcom series not as Chandler but in a small cameo.


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As the world celebrates the iconic actor, share the impact Perry left on your life in the comments below.



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