After the 54-year-old died from an apparent drowning Oct. 28, the actress, who performed Janice on Pals, shared her infinite love for her costar. “What a loss,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a candy snap of them. “The world will miss you Mathew Perry. The enjoyment you delivered to so many in your too quick lifetime will reside on. I really feel so very blessed by each artistic second we shared.”
On the NBC collection, Wheeler’s character (identified for her Oh my God! and that chortle) dated Perry’s Chandler Bing on and off earlier than he settled down with Courteney Cox‘s Monica Gellar. And although their characters in the end weren’t a match, Wheeler by no means needed to interrupt from Perry’s contagious spirit.
“Matthew Perry is so humorous,” she said in 2016. “And dealing with him, I knew instantly, I believed, ‘This man’s gonna make me chortle on set, I’ve gotta be ready. What am I going to do?’ So I created Janice’s chortle simply as a security measure for when Matthew made me chortle.”