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Matthew Perry’s Own Words Are Exactly How We Should Remember Him

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Yesterday, the world lost such a talented and wonderful human being – Matthew Perry.

Matthew Perry’s death came to the world as a shock and so many are remembering him and all of the love and laughter he gave fans over the years.

While many remember Matthew as Chandler Bing on Friends, there are posts circulating about the things Matthew Perry himself said about how he wanted to be remembered when he died…

And honestly, we should listen to his words and do exactly that. It would be a disservice not to.

Matthew Perry’s Own Words Are How We Should Remember Him

In a resurfaced video clip of Matthew Perry, he is speaking to an audience and says how he wants to be remembers when he dies.

In the video he says:

“”I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in my life. I’m still working through it personally, but the best thing about me is that if an alcoholic or drug addict comes up to me and says, ‘Will you help me?’ I will always say, ‘Yes, I know how to do that. I will do that for you, even if I can’t always do it for myself.’ So I do that, whenever I can. In groups, or one on one.”

Matthew Perry

He Continues:

And I created the Perry House in Malibu, a sober-living facility for men. I also wrote my play The End of Longing, which is a personal message to the world, an exaggerated form of me as a drunk. I had something important to say to people like me, and to people who love people like me.

Matthew Perry

He then says:

When I die, I know people will talk about Friends, Friends, Friends. And I’m glad of that, happy I’ve done some solid work as an actor, as well as given people multiple chances to make fun of my struggles on the world wide web…

but when I die, as far as my so-called accomplishments go, it would be nice if Friends were listed far behind the things I did to try to help other people.

I know it won’t happen, but it would be nice.”

Matthew Perry

Aw, I love that so much and this is EXACTLY the way we should remember him.

Sure, many of us fell in love with his charm and humor from Friends but it’s everything after that, we should remember him.

He went through a ton of struggle throughout his life, overcame it and became a better person in the end. In case you want to know more about that, you can read about his life in his memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.

RIP Matthew, we will all surely miss you!

You can watch the video clip below.

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