Matthew Perry shoots Keanu Reeves as he mourns River Phoenix in new memoir
Matthew Perry doesn’t seem to like Keanu Reeves very much.
In his new memoirs, Friends, lovers and the terrible big thingthe ‘Friends’ alum shoots the ‘Matrix’ star while mourning their late mutual friend River Phoenix.
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« Why do original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us? » he writes, according to page 6.
Perry had worked with Phoenix on the 1988 film « A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon. »
« River was a handsome man inside and out and too handsome for this world, it turned out. It always seems like it’s the really talented guys that fall, » he reveals.
Phoenix died outside the Viper Room in West Hollywood in October 1993, shocking many fans and friends, including Perry.
“I heard screams from my apartment; went back to bed; woke up to the news,” he wrote, adding that he was sobbing when he heard the news.
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But that’s not the only jab Perry takes at Reeves, making a similar comment about the actor when discussing the 1997 death of Chris Farley.
« I punched a hole in the wall of Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room when I found out, » Petty said, adding, « Keanu Reeves is walking among us. »
Perry starred with Farley in the comedy « Almost Heroes, » released in 1998, after the comedian’s death.