Matt LeBlanc dined at celebrity hotspot Nobu with a group of friends (Photo: BACKGRID)

Friends legend Matt LeBlanc was seen for the first time since The death of Matthew Perry at age 54.

The actor, who played the hapless Joey Tribbiani on the long-running sitcom, looked glum as he stepped out for dinner in Malibu with friends.

Opting for a casual outfit of a khaki shirt and jeans, the 56-year-old dined with the group at celebrity hotspot Nobu.

The former Top Gear presenter has understandably kept a low profile since Perry, who played Chandler Bing on Friends, died in October after allegedly drowning at his Los Angeles home.

In the weeks after Perry's death, LeBlanc became the first main Friends star to post a tribute to her friend and former co-star.

In a touching post shared on Instagram, LeBlanc shared a compilation of photos from the show, including moments from several iconic scenes.

Matt LeBlanc

It was the actor's first public appearance since Perry's death (Photo: BACKGRID)
LeBlanc had previously paid a moving tribute to his former co-star and friend (Photo: BACKGRID)

The Episodes actor wrote in the caption: 'Matthew. He has a heavy heart I say goodbye. The times we spent together are honestly among the favorite moments of my life.

“It was an honor to share the stage with you and call you my friend. I will always smile when I think of you and I will never forget you. Never.

'Spread your wings and fly brother, you are finally free. Much love.'

Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry in Friends

LeBlanc played Joey Tribbiani while Perry played Chandler Bing on Friends (Photo: NBCUniversal/Getty)

He concluded his message with a joke that showcased the love he shared with Perry, as well as Joey and Chandler's touching and lasting friendship throughout Friends' 10 seasons.

“And I think you will keep the 20 dollars you owe me,” he wrote.

Following Perry's death, the other five main Friends stars – LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow – shared a joint statement expressing their disgust.

LeBlanc said in a tribute to Perry that it was “an honor to call him my friend” (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LeBlanc also joked that Perry still owed him $20 (Photo: Getty)

“We are all completely devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just co-stars. We are a family', they said in the statement sent to People.

“There is much to say, but now let us take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.

'In time we will say more, as and when we can. For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty's family, his friends and everyone who loved him around the world.”

Perry's cause of death has not yet been officially determined by the LA County Coroner; however, he is not being treated as suspicious.

A full toxicology was ordered, although an initial investigation found he had no fentanyl or methamphetamines in his system when he died.

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