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.
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.
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.