Elizabeth Hurley, 58, has shared a moving tribute to her co-star Matthew Perry, 54, after he was found dead in the hot tub of his Los Angeles home.
The two starred together in the 2002 romantic comedy Serving Sara.
On her Instagram, the actress and model shared a series of rare photos from their time together during filming and captioned them with an emotional message.
She wrote: “RIP Matthew Perry.” So sad to hear the news of his death. He was an incredibly talented comedian and a lovely man.
Fans flocked to the comments section to share their thoughts on the tragic death.
So sad: Elizabeth Hurley shared a moving tribute to her co-star Matthew Perry after the two appeared together in the 2002 romantic comedy Serving Sara (pictured here).
Homage: On their Instagram, the actress and model shared a series of rare photos from their time together during filming and gave them an emotional message
One wrote: “So very sad. “Rest in peace, light and love Matthew Perry,” while another said: “Beautiful photos of you both and a lovely tribute to a great man.”
A third wrote: “It’s really a great loss, a great actor and a great professional gone. Rest in peace my friend.”
And a fourth wrote: “What a disgrace!” A big-hearted man! A great actor!’
The film gave the actor a chance to show off his physical comedy skills as a trial attorney who tracks down Sara, only to turn the tables and serve on him.
Matthew has been public about his problems with drugs and alcohol, writing in his book “Friends, Lovers and The Big Terrible Thing” about his starring role in “Serving Sara” and how his addiction temporarily halted production after he was in the middle was sent to rehab for shooting.
The late actor explained that both Elizabeth and director Reginald Hudlin were understandably “upset” by the situation.
After returning to filming, Matthew explained that he had to re-record all the dialogue he had already filmed because he was slurring his words so much.
He wrote, “Of course the film still worked.” I was paid $3.5 million to make the film and was sued for the closure, even though it was a health issue.
Gone but not forgotten: Fans flocked to the comments section to share their thoughts on the tragic death of Matthew Perry
About: The film’s synopsis describes it as a story about a legal guardian who is assigned to serve a British socialite with divorce papers, but is persuaded to serve her husband instead to help them get a divorce can receive a larger share of his money
Recap: While filming had to be temporarily halted because Matthew went to rehab after returning to set, Liz described the funnyman as “fabulous.”
Pictured: (LR) Friends cast – Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani
“I had a team of insurance flacks across from me at the negotiation table, so I just wrote them a check for $650,000.”
Matthew, who rose to fame as the sarcastic Chandler Bing in the groundbreaking ’90s sitcom Friends, was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Saturday after emergency services were called around 4pm local time.
Earlier in the day, he had reportedly played a two-hour game of pickleball – a sport similar to tennis but played on a smaller court – before sending his assistant off on an errand. When they returned, Perry was reportedly found lifeless in his hot tub.
Friends, which followed the lives of six 20-something friends living in New York, was a huge hit worldwide when it aired between 1994 and 2004, and reruns remain popular years later.
Matthew won a global fan base for his role as Chandler and received an Emmy nomination in 2002 – but behind the glitz and glamour, he secretly battled substance abuse for decades.
There was no evidence of foul play and no drugs were found at the scene of his death, sources said this morning.