Nearly two months after Matthew Perry‘s dying at 54 years outdated, his former childhood good friend and fellow actor George Clooney, 62, revisited a few of his recollections with the Friends alum throughout a December 19 interview. In one of many largest revelations from the uncommon interview, the ER alum claimed that Matthew was sad throughout his time on the hit sitcom. “He wasn’t completely happy. It didn’t deliver him pleasure or happiness or peace,” George mentioned
The now 62-year-old revealed that Matthew had longed to be on a sitcom earlier than he made it massive on Friends. “He would say to us… ‘I simply need to get on a sitcom, man. I simply need to get on a daily sitcom and I’d be the happiest man on earth.’ And he received on most likely among the finest ever,” George shared with Deadline. The Ocean’s Eleven star went on to clarify how he labored alongside Matthew on the Warner Brothers lot throughout his time on ER whereas Matthew labored on Friends.
“Watching that go on on the lot — we have been at Warner Brothers, we have been there proper subsequent to one another — it was arduous to observe as a result of we didn’t know what was going via him,” he continued. “We simply knew that he wasn’t completely happy and I had no concept he was doing what, 12 Vicodin a day and all of the stuff he talked about, all that heartbreaking stuff.” The late Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing creator was open about his battle with medicine forward of his passing in October.
The longtime Hollywood heartthrob went on to specific that fame and success was not sufficient to make Matthew completely happy. “And it additionally simply tells you that success and cash and all these issues, it doesn’t simply robotically deliver you happiness,” George mentioned. “You must be proud of your self and your life.” George and Matthew not solely knew one another from engaged on the identical lot collectively, however additionally they knew one another when Matthew was simply an adolescent.
George revealed that he and the late actor used to play paddle tennis collectively when Matthew was a teen. “I knew Matt when he was 16 years outdated. We used to play paddle tennis collectively,” he mentioned. “He’s about 10 years youthful than me. And he was an ideal, humorous, humorous, humorous child.” Elsewhere throughout the dialog, the Ticket to Paradise star shared what it was like working alongside Matthew at Warner Brothers. “And Friends, man, that was a enjoyable time to observe these guys,” George gushed. “We have been all actually shut.”
Matthew died on October 28 at his house in Pacific Palisades, California. Nearly two months after his tragic passing, TMZ revealed that his official reason behind dying was as a result of “acute results of ketamine.” The tabloid additionally reported that Matthew underwent ketamine infusion remedy for melancholy and anxiousness previous to his passing. Most lately, sources instructed US Weekly that a few of Matthew’s family members have been involved a few drug overdose forward of his dying. “He’s been scuffling with sobriety for years,” the insider mentioned on December 19. “Every time he fell off the wagon there was an enormous sense of disgrace.”