At the age of 54, Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Bing on Friends, passed away.
In 1994, Perry joined Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer as a regular on the hit television show Friends.
His body was found in the hot tub on Saturday afternoon. There is no indication that his death was suspicious.
The death of Matthew Perry has left NBC Entertainment “extremely saddened,” they added. With his impeccable comic timing and sardonic wit, he made hundreds of millions of people throughout the world laugh. His influence will be felt for many years to come.
Actor Matthew Perry Dead at 54
According to celebrity news site TMZ and the Los Angeles Times, 54-year-old Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Ross Geller on NBC’s famous sitcom Friends, was found dead in his jacuzzi on Saturday morning.
US-Canadian actor Ben Chaplin left Massachusetts at age 15 to pursue performing and improv comedy. Former junior tennis star turned actor Perry performed on several TV shows before obtaining the iconic part on Friends, for which he was nominated and ultimately won an Emmy.
The cast of Friends, which includes Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer, swiftly became among the most popular on television, eventually commanding an estimated annual fee of up to $1 Million per episode.
After the success of Friends, Perry had a hard time finding another flagship television vehicle. His other performances haven’t been as successful as Central Perk, despite his brief stint as a regular on Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip in 2006–07.
Actor Matthew Perry Cause of Death
Robbery-homicide investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department are looking into the death. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will establish the cause of death at a later time. At around 4 o’clock in the afternoon, police were called to his residence after he was found lifeless. No specific cause of death was given by the sources LA Times spoke with. According to reports, no narcotics were discovered at the scene. In addition, law enforcement has said they have found no evidence of foul play.
Actor Matthew Perry’s Final Post on Instagram
Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Bing on Friends, was a cherished performer. As a helpful and sympathetic person, Matthew was always prepared to lend a hand to those in need. He even wrote a memoir about his struggle with addiction, but the disease ultimately took his life.
Five days before he was found dead, actor Mattman uploaded a cryptic Instagram photo of himself in a jacuzzi. His caption said, while he listened to music and stared out at the full moon: “So warm water swirling makes you feel good? Hi I’m Mattman”.
Almost immediately, shocked and sad viewers replied to the news of his death, with some asking if the eclipse video was a warning of some kind.
Law authorities confirmed Perry’s death by drowning in his Los Angeles home after his viral tweet went viral. They have not determined what caused his death yet. After sending his aide on an errand for two hours, Perry was reportedly discovered unconscious in his jacuzzi when they returned. Perry starred as Chandler Bing on Friends from 1994 to 2004. He became a fan favorite thanks to his character’s distinct brand of comedy and sarcasm. He has guest-starred on shows like Boys Will Be Boys, Growing Pains, Scrubs, and The West Wing.
Actor Matthew Perry and Substance Abuse
Perry’s long-term battle with prescription medication and alcohol addiction was kept under wraps during much of the original run. Still, he revealed his ordeal in his 2022 memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.” Perry wrote in his autobiography that he needed a ride back to rehab after filming the wedding episode with Chandler and Monica. On his 18 months of sobriety, Perry told the New York Times in October 2022, “I’ve probably spent $9 million or something trying to get sober.”
Actor Matthew Perry’s Biography
On August 19, 1969, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Matthew Perry was born to actor John Bennett Perry and journalist Suzanne Marie Langford. His acting aspirations didn’t take serious form until he moved to Los Angeles. Still, he had already achieved success as a junior tennis player, winning roles in high school theatrical shows.
Perry’s big break came in 1994 when he was cast as Chandler Bing on NBC’s Friends. In his autobiography “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” Perry recalled his initial reaction to reading the “Friends” script.
“It was as if someone had followed me around for a year, stealing my jokes, copying my mannerisms, photocopying my world-weary yet witty view of life. One character in particular stood out to me: it wasn’t that I thought I could ‘play’ Chandler. I ‘was’ Chandler.”
After Boys Will Be Boys ended, Perry continued her friendships in real life by appearing as a guest star or recurring character on other show Growing Pains, and in movies like She’s Out of Control, Fools Rush In, Almost Heroes, and The Whole Nine Yards.
In addition to Scrubs, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Go On, and the reboot of The Odd Couple, he co-created the ABC sitcom Mr. Sunshine for a single season.
According to Lisa Kudrow, who wrote the forward to Perry’s autobiography, those words best define him: “whip-smart, charming, sweet, sensitive, very reasonable, and rational.” She elaborated, saying, “That guy, with everything he was battling, was still there.”
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