April 24, 2024

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Matthew Perry’s death leaves loved ones and fans heartbroken.

Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing in the iconic ‘90s show Friends, has passed away at the age of 54, leaving friends, co-stars, and fans heartbroken. The US actor was found dead in his Los Angeles home.

The creators of Friends, Marta Kauffman, David Crane, and executive producer Kevin Bright, expressed their disbelief and sorrow at Perry’s death. They remembered him as a brilliant talent and the funniest person in the room, both on and off the screen.

Perry’s family also shared their heartbreak, mentioning that he had brought immense joy to the world through his acting and friendship. Gwyneth Paltrow, who shared a magical summer with Perry in 1993, recalled their time together before Friends became a hit. Other co-stars, including Maggie Wheeler, Morgan Fairchild, and Paget Brewster, praised Perry’s talent and the joy he brought to people’s lives.

Perry was also known for his openness about mental health in recent years, reflecting on his struggles with addiction to painkillers and alcohol during his rapid rise to fame and his lifelong battle with mental health problems. His efforts to help others struggling with addiction earned admiration from his peers, with actor Hank Azaria describing Perry as a brother who supported him when he faced addiction.

Born in Massachusetts in 1969, Perry grew up in Ottawa, Canada, where he attended elementary school with Justin Trudeau. The Canadian Prime Minister expressed his shock and sadness over Perry’s passing, recalling the schoolyard games they used to play and the joy Perry brought to people worldwide.

Perry’s iconic role as Chandler Bing in Friends catapulted him to international stardom. His portrayal of the sarcastic and witty character, known for his one-liners and humorous antics, earned him an Emmy nomination in 2002. Friends continues to find new generations of fans through reruns and streaming services.

Perry’s passing was first reported by the LA Times and TMZ, which mentioned that he was found unresponsive in a hot tub at his home. His final Instagram post, showing him relaxing in a rooftop pool, received tributes from fans.

Matthew Perry is survived by his parents, five half-siblings, and many devoted fans who will cherish his memory.