Ione Skye shares last text exchange with Matthew Perry: 'I only have nice memories of you'
2024/02/02

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Ione Skye, known for her role in Say Anything..., has shared the last text messages she exchanged with Matthew Perry, who passed away on Saturday in a drowning incident. Skye starred alongside River Phoenix in the 1988 film A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, which marked Perry's film debut. Skye posted a throwback photo of herself with Perry along with their texts on Instagram, expressing her sadness and love for him. 

In the texts, Perry referenced Skye's iconic scene in Say Anything... and told her she was beautiful. Skye responded by saying that she only had nice memories with him. Directed by William Richert, A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon is a coming-of-age drama based on Richert's novel. 

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Phoenix played the title character, Perry portrayed his best friend, and Skye played Fred Roberts' girlfriend. Phoenix passed away in 1993 from a drug overdose, while Perry went on to star in Friends and Skye continued acting, painting, and writing children's books. Perry was found dead at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 54.

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