Matthew Perry of ‘Friends’ Passes at 54


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“Friends” star Matthew Perry has passed away, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times

Actor Matthew Perry has died at the age of 54, according to reports. Perry was best known for playing the role of Chandler Bing for ten seasons on the popular NBC sitcom “Friends.”

As the Los Angeles Times reports, Perry was found dead in a hot tub at his home in Los Angeles. “Authorities responded about 4 p.m. to his home, where he was discovered unresponsive,” the publication states. According to the Los Angeles Times’ sources, the cause of death is not currently known. Also, there were no signs of foul play. Los Angeles Police Department’s robbery-homicide detectives are looking further into the passing.

Perry was born in 1969. He grew up between Montreal and Los Angeles, after his parents separated when Perry was still a baby. Perry’s acting career really took off in the 1980s, when he started to land gigs on a collection of TV shows. A few years late, Perry really became a household name as a regular cast member on “Friends.” The series ran for from 1994 to 2004 and followed the lives of a bunch of single New Yorkers trying to get through their 20s. The show became one of NBC’s most popular, serving as the most important part of their Thursday-night “Must-See TV” lineup. Perry became a star alongside the other “Friends” actors: Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Matt Leblanc and Matthew Schwimmer.

Perry shocked the world with his 2022 memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.” in it, he opened up about his long battle with alcohol and opioid addiction, including trips to rehab and the hospital.

On the brighter side, during his time on “Friends,” Perry received one Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2002 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. “Friends” also scored the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2002. This is a developing story.

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