‘Friends’ star Matthew Perry is dead at 54

Celebrity news outlets are reporting the tragic death of beloved actor Matthew Perry. The 54-year-old Friends star was reportedly found dead at his Los Angeles area home on October 28. Law enforcement sources believe the actor drowned, although further investigations are needed to confirm this. Our team at HollywoodLife has reached out to Matthew’s representatives for comment on this devastating news.

The circumstances surrounding Matthew Perry’s death are certainly shocking. According to reports, he was found unresponsive in a jacuzzi at his residence. It’s worth noting that no drugs were discovered at the scene. Prior to the incident, Matthew had spent his morning playing pickleball and had sent his assistant out for an errand. It was upon the assistant’s return, about two hours later, that they discovered Matthew and immediately called 911.

Matthew Perry became a household name for his role as Chandler Bing on the iconic TV sitcom Friends. The show, which aired from 1994 to 2004, made him a superstar alongside co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt LeBlanc. The cast recently reunited for a special episode that aired on Max in 2021, much to the delight of fans worldwide.

In addition to his timeless role on Friends, Matthew Perry had a successful career in television and film. He appeared in shows such as Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Go On, and The Odd Couple. His film credits include Fools Rush In, The Whole Nine Yards, and 17 Again, among others.

Despite his professional accomplishments, Matthew Perry battled with health issues and substance abuse in the past. In his 2022 memoir titled Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, he opened up about his struggles and road to recovery. At one point, he faced a medical emergency that left him with just a “2% chance” of survival. However, he defied the odds and managed to turn his life around.

During a television appearance, Matthew spoke about his ongoing recovery journey and how he was in a better place mentally and emotionally. He embraced a “winning side” mentality and expressed gratitude for leaving behind his battles with drugs and alcohol.

On a personal front, Matthew Perry never tied the knot. Throughout his life, he dated notable actresses such as Yasmine Bleeth, Julia Roberts, and Lizzy Caplan. In 2020, he got engaged to Molly Hurwitz, but the couple called off their engagement the following year. Matthew is survived by his parents, John Bennett Perry and Suzanne Perry.

The news of Matthew Perry’s untimely passing has left fans and fellow celebrities mourning the loss of a talented actor. His contributions to the entertainment industry will forever be remembered, and his presence on Friends will continue to bring joy to viewers around the world.