EMTs were called to the home of beloved Friends actor Matthew Perry for a 'water emergency', only to discover that the 54-year-old star had drowned in his hot tub, according to police sources. The Los Angeles Police Department's robbery-homicide division was also dispatched to Perry's Pacific Palisades home, but no signs of foul play or drugs were found at the scene.
Perry, who played the iconic Chandler Bing on the hit show Friends, reportedly played a game of Pickleball earlier that day before his untimely death. The actor had struggled with substance abuse for years but had been candid about his efforts to maintain sobriety. His passing has left friends, co-stars, and fans in shock and mourning.
Matthew Perry's death marks a significant loss in the entertainment industry. Friends, which aired from 1994 to 2004, remains a beloved show loved by viewers worldwide. Perry's portrayal of the sarcastic and quick-witted Chandler made him a fan favorite. The actor's comedic timing and wit brought joy to millions of people and will be remembered as part of his enduring legacy.
Throughout his career, Perry battled with addiction and underwent multiple stints in rehab. In his candid memoir, Friends, Lovers And The Big Terrible Thing, he shared his struggles with drugs and alcohol, including nearly dying from opioid abuse. Despite his challenges, Perry appeared to be in a positive place in recent weeks, according to friends. The exact cause of his death is yet to be announced, pending an autopsy.
Tributes poured in from fellow actors and industry professionals, including Friends co-stars Maggie Wheeler and Morgan Fairchild, who expressed their shock and sorrow over Perry's passing. Warner Bros, the production company behind Friends, also released a statement expressing their devastation and describing Perry as a "true gift."
Matthew Perry's untimely death has left a void in the entertainment world. As fans mourn the loss of a talented actor and comedian, his impact on popular culture and the lasting legacy of his iconic character will continue to be celebrated.