Matthew Perry, Friends
Matthew Perry (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the iconic TV show Friends has passed away at the age of 54.

According to reports, Perry was found lifeless at a residence in the Los Angeles area on a Saturday. He was discovered in a jacuzzi at the location, and no signs of drugs were present at the scene. Law enforcement sources have confirmed that there is no evidence of foul play, and paramedics responded to the residence following a call related to cardiac arrest. As of now, representatives for Perry have not issued an official statement regarding his passing.

Matthew Perry, Friends
Promotional portait of the cast of the television series, ‘Friends,’ circa 1996. L-R: Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, and Matt LeBlanc. (Photo by Warner Brothers Television/Fotos International/Courtesy of Getty Images)

Perry’s rise to fame was largely attributed to his portrayal of Chandler Bing in the beloved ’90s sitcom Friends. The show, which spanned ten seasons and encompassed 234 episodes, remains an enduring cultural phenomenon. While achieving remarkable success as an actor, Perry also confronted personal challenges, including a well-documented battle with addiction. He openly shared his struggles and recovery journey, leading to the founding of Perry House, a men’s sober living facility, reflecting his commitment to helping others facing similar issues.

Los Angeles, CA – April 22: New York Times bestselling author Matthew Perry speaks about his book with Matt Brennan during the 28th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California on Saturday, April 22, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images).

Outside of Friends, Perry was a rom-com favourite starring alongside Selma Hayek in Fools Rush In and Neve Campbell and Dylan McDermott in Three To Tango.

Perry’s untimely passing is a profound loss for his fans and the entertainment industry. His contributions, particularly through the timeless popularity of Friends, serve as a testament to his acting prowess and the profound influence he had on the world of television. His legacy will continue to be celebrated and remembered by generations to come.