Matthew Perry, best known for his portrayal of Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom Friends, has tragically passed away at the age of 54. The actor was found unresponsive in a hot tub at his Los Angeles residence and was pronounced dead at the scene. Although Perry had been open about his struggles with addiction, no drugs were discovered at the scene.
Perry's last public outing was captured on camera, showing him enjoying dinner with a male friend at the Apple Pan in Los Angeles. The actor's greying hair appeared slightly disheveled as he left the establishment, dressed in black sweat pants and a green t-shirt. Witnesses noted that Perry seemed to be in good spirits during the outing.
The entertainment industry mourns the loss of Perry, who made his television debut in 1979 and achieved global fame for his role on Friends. In his memoir, Friends, Lovers, And The Big Terrible Thing, he shared his struggles with addiction and health issues. Perry's resilience was tested when he experienced a colon rupture in 2018, leading to a lengthy hospitalization.
Despite his personal challenges, Perry continued to work in the industry, landing roles in television shows such as The West Wing, Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, and The Odd Couple. He also appeared in popular films like Fools Rush In and The Whole Nine Yards.
Perry's untimely death has left friends and fans in shock. His longtime friend, who had been in recovery with him, expressed disbelief and sadness over the news. Perry will be remembered as someone who genuinely cared for others, always willing to lend a helping hand.
As details continue to unfold regarding the tragic accident, Perry's legacy as a talented actor and his contributions to the entertainment world will forever be remembered.