The touching story behind the song heard at Matthew Perry’s funeral Marie Claire


THE his funeral Matthew Perry was held last Friday, Nov. 3, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Friends and relatives were present with his co-stars in “Friends”, not being an exception. All of them were moved when they heard the song played at the ceremony.

Peter Gabriel’s 1986 song “Don’t Give Up”, featuring Kate Bush, was played as a farewell to the actor.

The lyrics “Don’t give up, because you have friends. Don’t give up, you’re not alone. Don’t give up, there’s no reason to be ashamed. Don’t give up, you still have us”they were the ones who made the atmosphere even heavier.

In one of his last interviews before his untimely death at the age of 54, Matthew spoke to Tom Power at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in Toronto on November 22, 2022, he talked about this particular song and why he loved it so much.

Tragically, just a year before his death, Tom had asked Matthew what would be the soundtrack to his memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing – a book which received great attention immediately after his death.

Without hesitation, Matthew Perry responded: “”Do not give up”. Listen to this song when you get home, by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush. I don’t know if you’ve heard of it since it’s been so long, but it’s gorgeous. They say ‘Don’t give up’. I mean, come on, how can I not like this? In the music video they just hug each other and the camera pans around until the song ends. It was so nice and I loved it. When I sign my book, I always write ‘Don’t give up’, because, yes, you shouldn’t give up.” This statement of his had been accepted with great resonance by the public at the time.

Listen to the song:

frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share” allowfullscreen>

Because his colleagues did not attend the entire funeral

Matthew Perry’s Friends co-stars attended his funeral, but only attended the first half of the ceremony.

According to reports, they were all seen at the funeral procession at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, but not at the second half of the funeral, which was reserved for his family and very close friends.

“The cast of Friends did not attend the second half of the ceremony which took place a little further from the church in The Courts of Remembrance, a space consisting of several open-air courtyards.” a source told the Daily Mail.

“It’s a special, more isolated area. More private space. This part of the ceremony was attended only by Matthew Perry’s family and closest friends. Less than 20 people. There were about 20 others in the first part of the funeral. It was for a very close family circle”he added.

Jennifer Aniston is devastated

It seems that Jennifer Aniston is going through very difficult times after the death of her boyfriend. The actress, who had lost her father a few months ago, he is having a hard time dealing with this loss as well.

“Of the remaining five, Jen and Courtneney are the most upset. Aniston, however, seems to be suffering the most.”a source told Page Six. “It is the second major loss in less than a year. She’s trying to get back on her feet and now it’s completely knocked her over. Despite the fact that he is doing everything he can to ‘regroup’ Perry’s death is a huge blow.”

THE Jennifer Aniston he was one of the people who stood by the actor’s side all these years. In an interview in 2004, she did not hide her emotion about her battle with drugs and alcohol.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

The article is in Greek

Tags: touching story song heard Matthew Perrys funeral Marie Claire


NEXT Where did the TLIFE camera find her?