• Michael J. Fox honors late Matthew Perry at Parkinson's Gala
  • Fox calls Matthew Perry his acting inspiration
  • He was friends with Perry

In a heartfelt tribute that's sending shockwaves through Tinseltown, Michael J. Fox (62) opened up about the cherished bond he shared with the late Matthew Perry (54). At the star-studded A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to Cure Parkinson's Gala, Fox recalled the days when Perry's comedic brilliance and generosity knew no bounds.

Friends on and off the ice

"Matthew and I, we hit the ice together, he was a whiz on skates!" Fox exclaimed, reminiscing about their shared love for hockey. The "Back to the Future" icon couldn't help but beam with pride as he recounted how Perry, a young actor fueled by ambition, once looked up to him as the epitome of success.

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But it wasn't just laughs and games. Perry, known for his role as "Chandler Bing" on the legendary sitcom 'Friends,' made a monumental move that left Fox in awe. "He didn't just make us laugh; he made a difference," Fox revealed, speaking of the time Perry penned a "big fat check" to The Michael J. Fox Foundation during its infancy. "It was a vote of confidence," Fox added, touched by Perry's selfless support.

Michael J. Fox reflects on Matthew Perry's impact

Perry's humor left an indelible mark on Fox, who humbly admitted, "If I was ever as funny as him—I mean, he was the funniest—I'm happy I had an impact on him."

Matthew Perry (L) who won the GQ Men of the Year A

The comedy world reeled with grief as news of Perry's untimely passing in his Los Angeles home made headlines. His legacy, however, lives on, not only in the laughter he brought to millions but in the quiet acts of kindness remembered by friends like Fox.

As Perry's life was celebrated at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, stars and loved ones gathered to bid farewell to a man who was not just a "Friend" on screen but a true friend in life.