The adored actor Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Bing on the television series “Friends,” has away. 54 was his age.

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A law enforcement source informed that Perry’s death is being looked into by Los Angeles police. The source stated that although foul play is not suspected at this time, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division is still looking into the event.

The Los Angeles Times, citing law enforcement sources, said that Perry passed away on Saturday in what seemed to be a drowning accident at his Los Angeles residence.

The loss of our close buddy Matthew Perry is devastating to us. Warner Bros. Television Group said in a statement that Matthew was “an incredibly gifted actor and an indelible part of the Warner Bros. family of Television Group.” His sense of humor had a global impact and he will live on in the affections of many people. We offer our condolences to his family, loved ones, and all of his ardent supporters on this terrible day.

Spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department Brian Humphrey told that at 4:07 p.m., a 911 call regarding a water rescue emergency was received. According to Humphrey, it’s unknown which body of water that was.

Startings of Matthew Perry

When Matthew Perry was a little child, his parents divorced, and he went home with her in Ottawa, Canada.

He was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, to an actor father and a journalist mother.

Matthew Perry became the top player in the Canadian tennis rankings by pursuing his childhood love in tennis.

 After coming to Los Angeles as a teenager to live with his father, the younger Perry also became interested in acting, just like his father.

Perry’s first acknowledged performance was a brief cameo in the 1979 drama “240-Robert.” From then on, he was given further small roles in television programs such as “The Tracey Ullman Show,” “Silver Spoons,” and “Charles in Charge.”

When he was still in high school, he starred in the 1988 movie “A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon” with River Phoenix. The comedy “Second Chances,” which was eventually renamed “Boys Will Be Boys,” starred Perry the year before the movie’s premiere. It told the story of a guy who dies and comes back to teach his younger self, who is portrayed by Perry.

Although the show didn’t succeed in drawing viewers, Matthew Perry went on to play more prominent parts in TV shows including “Growing Pains,” “Who’s The Boss,” and “Beverly Hills, 90210.”

Friend-ly notoriety

However, his breakthrough role was as the charming and sardonic Chandler on the sitcom “Friends” in 1994.

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 2002 for his unique character. In addition, he had four nominations for the esteemed TV acting prize, two of which were related to his role as Joe Quincy on “The West Wing.”

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Together with Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, and Lisa Kudrow, Perry appeared in the sitcom “Friends,” which was set in a close-knit community of New York City pals.

The trio achieved a degree of celebrity seldom seen in television or anyplace else, and they became mainstays of NBC’s unrivaled “Must-See TV” program.

The performers notably bargained together to become some of the best paid actors on a television series at the time, and off screen, they become as close as their on-screen personas.

Through the program, Perry’s career took off, and he soon landed big-screen roles in the films “Almost Heroes” (1998), “Fools Rush In” (1997), and “The Whole Nine Yards” (2000).

His memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir,” was released in November 2022.

In it, Matthew Perry disclosed how, at the age of 49, his misuse of opioids caused a colon rupture. He said that he was given a two percent chance of life by the doctors, and that he spent two weeks in a coma before spending further months in the hospital.

The actor acknowledged going to rehab 15 times over the years in an attempt to overcome his drug addiction, and he needed 14 operations to help heal all of the abdominal damage.

Regarding the book, he said, “What I’m most surprised with is my resilience,” to People last year. How I’m going to get better after going through all of this awful pain. Even though it may be frightening to have all of your secrets revealed in a book, I didn’t omit anything since I wanted to share the narrative.

 It has everything in it.

Even at the height of his popularity, Perry battled addiction, and he was open about it.

In a CBC interview this year, Perry claimed, “I was taking 55 Vicodin a day, I weighed 128 pounds, and I was on Friends getting watched by 30 million people—and that’s why I can’t watch the show, because I was brutally thin.” “I haven’t watched the show and I didn’t watch it because I could go, ‘Drinking, cocaine, drinking, opiates,'” he declared. I could tell by looking at myself, year after year.

I don’t want to watch it because of what I perceive from it.

Molly Hurwitz, a literary manager, and Perry started dating in 2018. In 2020, the two were engaged. In a statement at the time of their engagement’s termination in 2021, Perry said, “Sometimes things just don’t work out and this is one of them.” I hope the best for Molly.

Matthew Perry Memorials

We are saddened to hear of Matthew Perry’s demise, the official “Friends” Instagram account said in a moving tribute to Perry on Saturday night.

On her Instagram, Maggie Wheeler, who portrayed Chandler’s erratic lover Janice, said, “What a loss.”

“Mathew Perry, the world will miss you,” she continued. “The joy you brought to so many people in your much too short life will never fade. We had so many creative moments together that I feel really grateful.

Matthew Perry

On Instagram, Selma Blair, who also starred on “Friends,” referred to Perry as her “oldest boy friend.” “Matthew Perry was adored by all of us, but especially by me. Each and every day. My affection for him was unwavering. And I him. I’m also broken. crushed to pieces. Matty, sweet dreams.

On X (previously Twitter), Michael Rapaport, who portrayed Gary in four episodes of the program, stated that Perry was “Always so nice, cool, chill & talented.” “You are a part of American culture and will live on forever,” he continued.

Yvette Nicole Brown, who costarred with Perry on “Odd Couple,” said on X that the “family suffered a great loss today.” The entertainment industry as a whole has.

Perry “was a sweetheart who deserved more peace in this life,” the author added in her letter. It’s too young, 54, to depart.

Perry’s parents are still alive.


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