“Thank You”: Big Bang Theory’s Equestrian Actress Kaley Cuoco Shares Heartfelt Farewell Note to Friends Star

Published 10/30/2023, 1:44 PM EDT

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Kaley Cuoco is trying to keep her good spirits for the sake of her seven-month-old daughter Matilda. This coming weekend will be her first experience of Halloween, and she even chose the perfect pumpkin to carve. The “Minnie Mouse lover” has helped to divert her mother’s attention from her recent losses with her cute smile. However, the losses are stacking up against the Big Bang Theory actress, making it hard for her to feel festive.

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Kaley Cuoco has had to cope with several losses this year, starting with her pet Chihuahua named Dump Truck. Six months later, the equestrian got the biggest blow when her beloved horse, Bella, passed away, too. Now, another wave of grief washes over her as she bids farewell to a dear friend and fellow sitcom actor.

Equestrian Kaley Cuoco’s heartfelt tribute to Matthew Perry

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For the major part of the last decade, the American sitcom ‘Friends’ was the epitome of pop culture and a source of laughter for millions of viewers around the world. Even after 19 years since the show ended, Phoebe, Monica, Rachel, Ross, Joey, and Chandler continue to hold a special place in the hearts of fans. Matthew Perry, the actor who played Chandler Bing, was found dead in a hot tub on October 28.

As soon as the news broke on the internet and social media, fans of the show went frantic with grief. Among those fans was Kaley Cuoco, who put up an Instagram story to express her sadness. She captioned the story, “Thank you for the laugh Matt Perry. You were a joy to watch for so many years and a constant lesson in comedic timing. We loved you!! So sad to hear this.”

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To remember him fondly, the equestrian lover shared a clip from Entertainment Tonight where the deceased actor explained the “magic” of ‘Friends’. He said, “I knew it was going to be the happiest time of my life and it was”. During a podcast appearance with Tom Power, Matthew Perry said, “I would like to be remembered as somebody who lived well, loved well, was a seeker”. Kaley Cuoco paid heed to the actor’s wishes and did just that. However, she was not alone in honoring the actor’s memory.

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The entertainment industry joins Kaley Cuoco in remembering Chandler

His co-stars from the six-time Primetime Emmy Awards-winning show pulled together a marvelous tribute for their fallen comrade. Morgan Fairchild, Brooke Shields, Lea Thompson, and Paget Brewster, who shared the screen with the five-time Emmy nominee, revealed feeling heartbroken by the news. The co-creator of the show, Marta Kauffman and David Crane, issued a joint statement to express their disbelief. Not just his co-stars but other celebrities who were his fans paid tribute in their own way.

Big Bang Theory Star Kaley Cuoco Mourns The Loss of a Beloved Equestrian Friend

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Adele stopped her concert to remark on the great loss, while Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, called it a “tragedy”. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who studied in the same class as the actor, also sent in his condolences. From the equestrian world with Kaley Cuoco to the political arena with Trudeau, tributes poured in for the late Matthew Perry from all corners.

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Anchal Ahuja

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Anchal Ahuja is a US sports author for Essentially Sports. Her passion for storytelling and creating insights led her to delve into sports journalism. As an ardent follower of swimming, she idolizes the Baltimore Bullet Michael Phelps and draws inspiration from her famous quote, “The more you dream, the more you achieve.
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