Courteney Cox has paid tribute to her Friends co-star the late Matthew Perry, sharing a favourite clip of their time together on the sitcom.

Cox played Monica Geller in the hit US sitcom starring opposite Perry in his role as witty Chandler Bing.

The characters first became romantically involved during a trip to London before getting married and adopting children later in the series.

In her first solo statement since the death of Perry on October 28, Cox shared a video of the pair filming the London scene in which the studio audience’s unmistakable reaction could be heard.

Cox captioned the Instagram post: “I am so grateful for every moment I had with you Matty and I miss you every day.”

She added: “When you work with someone as closely as I did with Matthew, there are thousands of moments I wish I could share. For now here’s one of my favorites.

"To give a little backstory, Chandler and Monica were supposed to have a one night fling in London. But because of the audience’s reaction, it became the beginning of their love story.

“In this scene, before we started rolling, he whispered a funny line for me to say. He often did things like that. He was funny and he was kind.”

It comes after fellow co-star Matt LeBlanc paid tribute to Matthew Perry on Instagram, writing: “Matthew. It is with a heavy heart I say goodbye. The times we had together are honestly among the favorite times of my life.

“It was an honor to share the stage with you and to call you my friend. I will always smile when I think of you and I’ll never forget you. Never.

“Spread your wings and fly brother you’re finally free. Much love.

“And I guess you’re keeping the 20 bucks you owe me.”

LeBlanc and Cox and castmates David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston gathered for Perry’s funeral service at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park on November 3, according to US reports.

In a joint statement to US publication People, Perry’s fellow co-stars said they were “utterly devastated” and described their relationship as “more than just cast mates. We are a family”.

Other more minor cast members paid tribute following Perry’s death.

Maggie Wheeler, who played Chandler’s on-and-off girlfriend Janice Hosenstein, said in an Instagram statement that she felt “blessed” to have spent creative moments with Perry.

Simpsons voice actor Hank Azaria, who played Phoebe’s love interest David in several episodes of the show, said in a video posted to his social media that his “genius” friend Perry had helped to get him sober.

Perry had released his memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing in 2022 where he spoke candidly on dealing with an addiction to drugs and alcohol.

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Following his death, the Matthew Perry Foundation was set up in the star’s memory, promising to continue his commitment to “helping others struggling with the disease of addiction”.

Los Angeles police had responded to a radio call just after 4pm on October 28 for a death investigation of a male in his 50s, the PA news agency understands.

A statement from Captain Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department to PA said they found a “male unconscious in a stand-alone Jacuzzi”.