Matthew Perry's burial plot stripped of memorial flowers to prevent crowds at celebrity graveyard
Flowers that once adorned Matthew Perry's grave have been removed due to prevent the public from gathering at his final resting place
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The flowers adorning Matthew Perry's grave have been removed. The 'Friends' star was laid to rest on Friday at the Forest Lawn Church of the Hills in Los Angeles during a private funeral service on Friday, November 3. Several floral tribute were left in his honor, as reported DailyMail.
Floral tributes taken down 3 days after Matthew Perry's funeral service
However, TMZ reports that these tributes were taken down by Tuesday, November 7, to prevent the public from gathering at his final resting place.
His gravesite is currently unmarked.
Although Perry's grave has not yet been formally marked yet, it is expected that a headstone will be placed on the gravesite a few months later, as per reports.
Across from Warner Bros Studios, where ten seasons of Friends were filmed, lies the Forest Lawn Memorial Park cemetery. It is the final resting place of a host of famous Hollywood figures, including Carrie Fisher, Bette Davis, Stan Laurel, Buster Keaton, Michael Hutchence of INXS, and Anne Heche.
Other well-known figures include Paul Walker from the 'Fast and Furious' movies, fitness expert Jack LaLane, and Western star Lee Van Cleef.
In the Los Angeles region, there are five Forest Lawns. Hubert Eaton established the first, and other cemeteries all over the country frequently imitated its level, open design.
The original and oldest is in Glendale, where Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart, and Elizabeth Taylor are interred alongside other legendary actors. The hipper resting place for the contemporary celebrity crowd is the Hollywood Hills branch.
'Friends' cast attended Matthew Perry's funeral
Perry's four co-stars — Jennifer Aniston, 54; Lisa Kudrow, 60; Courteney Cox, 59; and David Schwimmer, 57—arrived together at the funeral on Friday, November 3.
As they got ready to say their final goodbyes to Perry at Forest Lawn cemetery, they were all wearing black suits and looked solemn.
Following the brief, one-hour ceremony, Matt LeBlanc, 56, joined them outside the church where they were photographed chatting with other well-wishers.
The song 'Don't Give Up' by Peter Gabriel was performed after the service, and the lyrics are included. "No fight left or so it seems, I am a man whose dreams have all deserted, I've changed my face, I've changed my name, But no one wants you when you lose."
'There was not a dry eye' during Matthew Perry's funeral
A source said, "There was not a dry eye in there. There were a lot of tears and laughter. Only close friends and family spoke."
Perry was buried in a dark wooden coffin in a private ceremony for his family only following the service. Following the service, large groups of mourners dressed in black gathered outside the church.
Although Perry's cause of death is still unknown, preliminary toxicology reports indicated that fentanyl and meth were not present in his system at the time of his drowning.
The actor had always been honest about his battles with alcoholism and drugs.
According to a TMZ article, Perry's system did not contain any common narcotics when first tested. However, more thorough testing is being conducted to determine whether the adored actor was taking any prescription drugs.
Upon their arrival at Perry's residence, detectives discovered a prescription drug that was appropriately labeled and stored in bottles, but no illegal drugs.
Perry wrote in his 2022 memoir 'Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing' that following his colon explosion in 2018, he was prescribed opiates, but he felt they were insufficient to manage his pain.
As a result, he turned to street vendors to get OxyContin which might have been laced with fentanyl.