Matthew Perry’s passing has left fans and colleagues mourning the loss of a beloved actor and friend. The news of his death at the age of 54 has prompted an outpouring of heartfelt tributes, but it’s a touching final exchange with his former co-star Ione Skye that has left a lasting impression on those who knew them.

In a recent Instagram post, actress Ione Skye shared a glimpse into her last text message exchange with Perry, her co-star in the 1988 film “A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon.” The screenshots capture a bittersweet moment between two friends who had shared the screen and cherished memories for decades.

The exchange began with Perry reaching out to Skye with a warm greeting, displaying a newfound interest in meditation. He wrote, “Hi! I hope all is well. I was meditating (I meditate now) and ‘In Your Eyes’ started playing. And I instantly thought of how beautiful you are.” It was a touching reference to Skye’s iconic role in “Say Anything,” where her character was famously serenaded with a boombox.

Skye responded with equal warmth, saying, “Awe. I love that,” and Perry followed up with a heartfelt wish for her well-being, writing, “Hope you are healthy and happy.” Skye, appreciating the sentiment, replied, “Yes, I am both. I think! Good to hear from you. I only have nice memories with you.”

Perry’s next message carried a sense of nostalgia, reminiscing about a special moment they had shared. He wrote, “Me too. That one afternoon, I was just sitting in my apartment, and there you were!” It was a simple yet poignant reminder of the lasting impact of their friendship and professional collaboration.

The exchange, which took place just a week before Perry’s passing, provides a glimpse into the deep connection between the two actors, who had shared the screen in their youth. “My last exchange a week ago. I’m very very sad. Loved this guy,” Skye captioned the screenshots, her words reflecting the heavy heart that came with the news of Perry’s death.

Perry and Skye’s partnership on-screen was in the coming-of-age film “A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon,” where they played integral roles in the story of young love and self-discovery. The film also starred the late River Phoenix, adding a poignant layer to the narrative, as both Phoenix and Perry are no longer with us.

In the wake of Perry’s passing, the initial results of his autopsy were reported as “inconclusive,” prompting the need for a toxicology report. This uncertainty has left fans and colleagues alike searching for answers, as they come to terms with the loss of a talented actor who brought laughter and joy to many.

Perry’s family released a statement expressing their heartbreak over the loss of their beloved son and brother. They acknowledged the profound impact Perry had on the world, not only as an actor but also as a friend to many. His “Friends” co-stars, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer, were “utterly devastated” by the news and promised to share more when they could.

As fans and friends remember Matthew Perry for his unforgettable roles, his final exchange with Ione Skye serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring connections forged in the world of entertainment. It’s a testament to the power of friendship and the indelible mark he left on those he touched.