Fans of beloved actor Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing in the hit sitcom Friends, have been expressing their grief and showing their support following his untimely death. The news of Perry's passing has led to an outpouring of tributes from both celebrities and fans around the world.
In a touching display of affection, tearful mourners gathered outside the Friends 'apartment' in the West Village of Manhattan on a rainy Sunday. Despite never being filmed at the location, the building served as the exterior shot for the iconic TV show, and has become a popular tourist attraction. Flowers and heartfelt notes were left as a makeshift memorial, with one fan breaking down in tears.
In Los Angeles, where Perry was found dead in his home over the weekend, fans left bouquets of sunflowers and other tributes outside the gates. Among the tokens of remembrance was a miniature Batman doll, as Perry was known to be a huge fan of the superhero. Written cards expressing love and admiration for the actor were also left by grieving fans.
Perry's desire to be remembered for his efforts to help others was shared in his memoir, where he humbly acknowledged that Friends would likely be the focus of posthumous discussions. The actor's impact on popular culture cannot be denied, but he hoped his contributions to philanthropy would not be overshadowed.
The circumstances surrounding Perry's passing remain under investigation. The actor had reportedly been enjoying a game of Pickleball earlier in the day before being found unresponsive in his hot tub. Perry had been open about his battles with addiction, having sought treatment multiple times and detailed his struggles with sobriety in his memoir.
Friends, which aired from 1994 to 2004, continues to be adored by fans worldwide. Perry's portrayal of Chandler Bing endeared him to audiences, and the loss of such a beloved figure has left many grieving. As the investigation into his death continues, fans are left with cherished memories and a profound appreciation for the talent and generosity that Perry shared during his life.