Charlie Puth Performs ‘Friends’ Theme in Sweet Matthew Perry Tribute

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Charlie Puth took a second to recollect everybody’s “good friend” Matthew Perry following the actor’s demise.

“I dedicate this track to a different track, so if it makes you consider an individual, that’s who it’s devoted to,” Puth, 31, stated throughout his live performance on the Margaret Court docket Enviornment in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday, October 29.

Whereas seated behind a piano, Puth performed the unmistakable opening cords to The Rembrandts’ “I’ll Be There for You,” greatest often known as the theme track for Mates. The tribute got here at some point after Perry, 54, was discovered lifeless in his Los Angeles dwelling.

The group in Melbourne immediately acknowledged the tune, in line with fan footage taken of the event, and commenced to sing alongside – to the purpose that Puth allow them to take over. “So, nobody advised you life was gonna be this fashion/ Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s DOA,” the plenty sang in tribute to the actor greatest identified for his function of Chandler Bing on the ‘90s sitcom. The viewers even delivered the track’s iconic claps.

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Puth joined in on the refrain earlier than sweetly transitioning the tune to “See You Once more,” the 2015 collab with Wiz Khalifa from the Livid 7 soundtrack that served as a tribute to the late Paul Walker. Walker died in a single-vehicle collision in 2013 at age 40.

Charlie Puth Pays Tribute to Matthew Perry With Touching Performance of the ‘Friends’ Theme
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With this efficiency, Puth joined the refrain of celebrities mourning the lack of the beloved sitcom actor. Perry was reportedly discovered lifeless in a jacuzzi at his dwelling on Saturday, October 28, after authorities responded to a name of a cardiac arrest. The Los Angeles coroner’s workplace confirmed Perry’s demise a day later and famous that the case is at the moment “open,” with a full post-mortem scheduled. His demise is reportedly the topic of an ongoing investigation, and the preliminary post-mortem outcomes have been inconclusive, pending a toxicology report.

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Many stars publicly mourned Perry following his surprising and surprising passing. “There’s something, you’re feeling so unhappy about it, particularly since you don’t essentially know what was occurring,” stated Adele throughout her Las Vegas live performance. “He was so humorous and so candy and a lot enjoyable to be with,” wrote Gwyneth Paltrow. “He might be missed by many and undoubtedly by us. Sure. I might be extra poetic or say issues higher however proper now, shock and disappointment prevail,” wrote Perry’s longtime good friend Shannen Doherty.

Charlie Puth Pays Tribute to Matthew Perry With Touching Performance of the ‘Friends’ Theme
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Marta Kauffman and David Crane, the creators of Mates, issued an announcement about their sorrow over Perry’s demise. “It nonetheless appears not possible. All we will say is that we really feel blessed to have had him as a part of our lives,” they stated in an announcement to Us Weekly, calling him a “good expertise” and that they’ll all the time “cherish the enjoyment, the sunshine, the blinding intelligence he introduced to each second.”