Matthew Perry’s grave has been cleared of floral tributes after he was buried in Hollywood’s celebrity-filled cemetery
Matthew Perry’s grave has been stripped of all flower arrangements.
The Friends star was laid to rest during a private funeral service at Forest Lawn Church of the Hills in Los Angeles on Friday, with a flower arrangement left behind.
Yet TMZ reports that this tribute was removed on Tuesday to prevent members of the public from congregating at his final resting place.
For now, his burial site is unmarked, with headstones typically installed a few months after burial.
Perry’s burial site has yet to be officially marked, but headstones are usually completed and installed on the grave some time later.
Loss of a legend: Matthew Perry’s graveyard stripped of floral tributes after he was buried in Hollywood’s celebrity cemetery (pictured in 2017)
Tributes: The Friends star was buried Friday during a private funeral service at Forest Lawn Church of the Hills in Los Angeles, with a flower arrangement left behind
Located across from Warner Bros Studios, where Friends was filmed for ten seasons, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery is the final resting place of a galaxy of Hollywood stars including Carrie Fisher, Bette Davis, Stan Laurel, Buster Keaton and INXS frontman Michael Hutchence and Anne Heche.
Other big celebrities include western star Lee Van Cleef, fitness guru Jack LaLane and Paul Walker from the Fast and Furious films.
There are five woodland lawns in the Los Angeles area. The first was founded by Hubert Eaton and its flat, open layout was copied numerous times by other cemeteries in the United States.
The one in Glendale is the first and oldest with classic stars like Jimmy Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor and Humphrey Bogart buried there.
The Hollywood Hills branch is the hipper resting place for the modern celebrity crowd.
On Friday, at Perry’s funeral, his co-star Jennifer Aniston, 54; Lisa Kudrow, 60; Courteney Cox, 59; and David Schwimmer, 57, arrived as a quartet.
They were all dressed in black suits and somber as they prepared to say their final goodbyes to Perry at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
After the simple hour-long ceremony, they were joined outside the church by Matt LeBlanc, 56, and were pictured chatting with other well-wishers.
The service ended with a rendition of Peter Gabriel’s song Don’t Give Up, with the lyrics: ‘There’s no fight left, it seems, I’m a man whose dreams have all been abandoned, I’ve changed my face , I changed my name, but no one wants you if you lose.’
An onlooker told DailyMail.com: ‘There was no dry eyes there. There were many tears and laughter. Only close friends and family spoke.”
After the service, Perry was buried in a dark wooden casket in a family-only ceremony.
After the ceremony, crowds of black-clad mourners stood outside the church.
Paying their respects: Jennifer Aniston (left), Courteney Cox (2L), David Schwimmer (center), Lisa Kudrow (2R) and Matt LeBlanc (far right) were among the mourners at Perry’s funeral
Perry’s cause of death remains unconfirmed, but initial toxicology reports indicated there was no meth or fentanyl in his system when he drowned.
Throughout his life, the actor had been open about his struggles with drugs and alcohol.
According to a TMZ report, the usual narcotics were not found in Perry’s system during initial testing. But more in-depth testing is underway and should reveal whether the beloved actor had prescription drugs in his system.
When investigators went to Perry’s home, they found no illegal drugs, but a prescription drug that was properly labeled and kept in storage bottles.
In his 2022 memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, Perry wrote that after his colon exploded in 2018, he was prescribed opiates that he deemed insufficient to deal with his pain, prompting him to turn to street dealers to possibly supply him with fentanyl-laced OxyContin.
Tragic loss: Forest Lawn Memorial Park cemetery is the final resting place of a galaxy of Hollywood stars, including Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (pictured in 2015)