“This final 12 months, he was so happy with the e book he wrote, and of how many individuals it touched,” Graham, 56, mentioned on a CBS Mornings look Thursday. “It was a hit that gave him a stage of happiness that I hadn’t seen in him for a very very long time, in order that’s a pleasant reminiscence.”
Perry died unexpectedly on Oct. 28 at age 54 at his Pacific Palisades dwelling.
“I’m nonetheless in shock,” Graham mentioned. “I imply, it’s a very tragic loss, and he leaves his lovely work behind. That’s one thing to be glad about, and once more, the e book actually meant one thing to him, so it was a very completely satisfied 12 months for him.”
She fondly recalled her relationship with Perry.
“Nobody made me giggle as laborious. Simply tears, streaming. There was simply such pleasure in being round him and being his buddy.”
The 2 met whereas filming the 2008 film Birds of America, and stayed in contact. In his memoir, Buddies, Lovers and the Large Horrible Factor, Perry included a photograph of them collectively, which he captioned, “Me and the attractive Lauren Graham.” And in a fan Q&A for his present, The Odd Couple, Perry known as her “one among my favourite individuals. We’ve nice chemistry when working collectively and it’s enjoyable to work with a detailed buddy.”