Former NFL star Robert Griffin III honors Matthew Perry’s legacy with touching homage

Matthew Perry, best known for his iconic role as Chandler Bing in the beloved ’90s TV sitcom Friends, tragically passed away at the age of 54 this week. The actor met an untimely demise in an apparent drowning incident at his own home. This sudden loss has left fans in shock and mourning the passing of this great star, as neither substance abuse nor foul play has been identified as the cause of his death.

The physical loss of a legend like Perry is a profound one, but his contributions to the world of entertainment ensure that he will always hold a special place in the hearts of his fans. Deeply affected by this significant loss, NFL legend Robert Griffin has also joined the NFL community in sharing his thoughts following the actor’s passing.

Robert Griffin III shares emotional farewell to Matthew Perry

The sudden death of Matthew Perry came as a bolt from the blue for Griffin, who recently shared his honest thought on Deion Sanders. The fan of Perry could not resist himself from conveying his grief for his favorite actor’s death. 

In a Twitter post, the former NFL player shared a clip of Perry, claiming Matthews’ contribution to letting the Friends series get hyped and become beloved by the fans.

“Matthew Perry was more than Chandler Bing. He was what made Friends go. Sad to hear of his passing, but thankful for the memories he gave us. Rest in Peace,” he wrote in the post.

Matthew Perry started playing the role of Chandler just at the age of 24, and the series brought him so much fame that even today, he goes by this name in the entertainment world. For the series, he got a nomination for the Emmy Award.

Which NFL team did Perry support?

The Los Angeles native has harbored a profound love for sports since his childhood. His father was American, and his mother is Canadian. After their divorce, Perry stayed with his mother. It was during this time that young Perry discovered a strong passion for the NFL.

You might be wondering which NFL team he chose to support throughout his life after hearing this news. The team that the acclaimed actor fervently cheered for was the New England Patriots, a six-time Super Bowl champion, per Sportskeeda.

Matthew Perry

While Tom Brady’s remarkable career and the Patriots’ consecutive winning streak may have influenced his choice, his deep connection with the city of Williamstown, Massachusetts, where he was born, played a significant role in making the Patriots his favorite team.

While other stars may come and go, Perry’s name will forever be in the entertainment world. He is a constant source of inspiration, a reminder that true talent knows no boundaries and that the allure of their performances will continue to captivate generations to come. Perry’s legacy is not just a name; it’s a testament to the enduring power of artistry, an everlasting star that will never fade away.

Shabiha Akter

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