“Friends” Star Matthew Perry Dead at 54, and the Details Are Devastating

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7 months ago

Actor Matthew Perry passed away at his Los Angeles home over the weekend. The 54-year-old star, best known for his role as Chandler Bing in the hit series Friends during its ten-season run, has left his fans devastated. The emerging details about his death make this loss even more tragic.

A sad day

Matthew Perry at the red carpet wearing black suit and grey v-neck t-shirt.
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The star was discovered deceased in his residence in the Los Angeles vicinity this Saturday, according to information relayed by TMZ, which referenced law enforcement insiders. It was reported that Perry had appeared to have drowned in his jacuzzi.

According to the sources, emergency responders swiftly arrived at the scene in response to a report of a cardiac arrest incident.

A talented actor

Perry achieved the highest level of recognition for his portrayal of Chandler Bing in the immensely popular ’90s sitcom that enjoyed a 10-season run, totaling 234 episodes. His character became a beloved fan favorite, and Perry’s performance, along with his distinctive mannerisms and iconic lines, continues to inspire fans worldwide who recreate and parody them.

Besides Friends, the 54-year-old also appeared in a series of beloved movies such as 17 Again, The Whole Nine Yards and Fools Rush In.

A tortured soul

More recently, the actor had withdrawn from the public eye, with his last acting engagement dating back to a TV miniseries in 2017.

Although his on-screen character exuded affability and cheerfulness, Matthew endured considerable personal hardships away from the spotlight, including while he was portraying Chandler on-screen.
He candidly addressed this challenging period of his life in a memoir he published last year. In it, he provided a comprehensive account of the difficulties he faced, including his notable weight fluctuations during his time on the show.

Matthew Perry posing for the camera sitting on bar stools wearing all black.
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Despite this tragic news, the beloved actor will remain in our hearts for a long time. To learn more about his memoir, check out this article.

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