Lisa Kudrow Wants to Adopt Late ‘Friends’ Co-Star Matthew Perry’s Dog: REPORT
Matthew Perry's Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow is said to be "considering" adopting the late actor's beloved dog Alfred.
The main Friends cast, including the Phoebe Buffay actress, is yet to break their silence on Matthew's heartbreaking death aged 54 on Saturday (Oct. 28), however, they are said to be in a state of "total shock."
According to a source, Lisa has been left "baffled" by her dear friend's passing and wants to take care of his pet pooch.
They told Mail Online: "Lisa and cast will all be attending his services. Lisa is also considering taking in his beloved dog Alfred."
However, a source told People that Perry didn't have the dog anymore at the time of his death.
Matthew, who portrayed Chandler Bing on the iconic U.S. sitcom, was found dead in his home Jacuzzi and investigations into his cause of death continue, though it was initially referred to as an apparent drowning.
The star was a recovered addict and detailed his substance and mental health struggles in his tell-all memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.
The insider added: "This does not seem real or fair to her or any of the gang, because Matthew was finally at peace with himself and was having the best year of his life since his book launch almost exactly one year ago. He was enjoying life."
Although many fans will remember him for his portrayal of Chandler, Matthew wanted to be remembered for his efforts to help others get clean.
Matthew said in a November 2022 chat on the Q with Tom Power podcast, which is being shared online by fans following his shock passing, that he didn’t want his role as Chandler to be his legacy.
He said: “Best thing about me – bar none – is if somebody comes up to me and says, ‘I can’t stop drinking, can you help me?’ I can say ‘Yes’ and follow up and do it. That’s the best thing.
“And I’ve said this for a long time, when I die, I don’t want Friends to be the first thing that’s mentioned.
“I want that to be the first thing that’s mentioned, and I’m going to live the rest of my life proving that.”
Matthew admitted he knew despite his wish that his power to help addicts would fall “far behind” on his list of accomplishments when it came to being remembered by fans.
He added: “I know it won’t happen, but it would be nice.”
In 2013, Matthew turned his Malibu mansion into a sober living facility for men and named it "Perry's House."
Matthew’s memoir Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing: A Candid, Darkly Funny Book exposed his struggles with addiction, which got so severe that in 2018, at the age of 49, he suffered a gastrointestinal perforation as a result of extreme opiate usage.
He was given just a 2 percent chance of living after being comatose for two weeks and the actor had to use a colostomy bag while his colon healed.
He said at the peak of his addictions he was consuming about 55 Vicodin pills a day and weighed just 128 pounds.