Jennifer Aniston ‘first to arrive’ at Matthew Perry’s emotional funeral

Jennifer Aniston was reportedly 'keeping to herself' at Matthew Perry's funeral, held six days after the actor, best known for his role as Chandler Bing in Friends, was found dead at his home in Los Angeles.

The cause of the 54-year-old's death is still unknown, but it's reported that he drowned in his hot tub. His devastated parents were present at the funeral, along with his other co-stars Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer and Matt Le Blanc.

The group of friends, who all became household names in the hit American sitcom, were seen hugging and comforting each other before entering the hour-long service.

According to The Daily Mail, Jennifer, also 54, who played Rachel Green, was 'one of the first to arrive' at the ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Friday, 3 November. A witness said that 'she kept herself to herself' at the high-profile event.

Jennifer was said to be a pillar of support for Matthew during his battle with addiction. The late actor even acknowledged her help in an interview last year before the release of his memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.

In a snippet from an interview with Diane Sawyer, Matthew discussed how his Friends co-stars supported him. When Diane commented: "Jennifer, she says, 'We know you're drinking'," Matthew replied: "Yeah, imagine how scary a moment that was."

He then went on to reveal: "She was the one that reached out the most. You know, I'm really grateful to her for that."

The Daily Mail reported that a friend of Jennifer's previously revealed she had dreaded the day she would learn of his death for "20 years".

The friend reportedly said: "It doesn't matter whether he died as a result of a freak accident or whether it was directly connected to his drug issues, this was a day that Jennifer has dreaded coming for 20 years. She always wanted to help Matthew any way she could that was a constant for her."

Matthew struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, and it significantly impacted his time on Friends. The Chandler star was once addicted to Vicodin and in 1997 he completed a 28-day detox programme.

He again entered rehab in February 2001 for addiction to Vicodin, methadone, amphetamines, and alcohol.

However, when Matthew passed away, it was reported that no drugs were found at the scene and there was no sign of anything suspicious. It was later shared that early tests didn't show any fentanyl or methamphetamines in Matthew's system when he died.

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