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Sean Penn, who starred in two episodes of Friends In 2001, he called the late actor Matthew Perry a “talented guy” and said he praised him the last time they met.
“I can’t claim to have known him well, but I liked him a lot,” Penn said on Wednesday’s episode of Piers Morgan uncensored. “I saw him recently, and we were both taking a flight out of the Los Angeles airport, and I complimented him on what I knew about his book.”
perry’s memoirs Friends, lovers and the great terrible thing. spoke about his decades-long battle with drug and alcohol addiction.
Penn acknowledged that he “had not read the book” but said he had seen “several” of Perry’s interviews about the work.
“She seemed to be talking about it, she had faced it and she was very smart and bold about it. And generously offer his experience to people so that it is useful,” she said. “It’s tragic, I can’t say I was very surprised. “I don’t know what the whole coroner’s report says and all that, but I know he had caused a lot of damage to his organs over the years.”
Penn said Perry left a lasting impact on the world. “He left that story behind and gave a lot of joy to a lot of people with his talent,” he said. “So, I wish her family the best.”
Perry died at age 54 last month at his home in Pacific Palisades. An official cause of death has not yet been determined.