Late Friends star Matthew Perry admitted in his memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, that he was "high as a kite" when he proposed to Molly Hurwitz in late 2020. At the time, Perry was in rehab in Switzerland. The actor revealed that he bought Hurwitz a ring because he was desperate, and proposed while on 1,800 milligrams of hydrocodone. The couple got engaged in November 2020 but ended their relationship in June 2021.
In the memoir, Perry didn't mention Hurwitz by name but described the circumstances surrounding their engagement and subsequent breakup. He confessed that he didn't remember many of the life-changing discussions they had about having children and living together due to his state of mind.
Hurwitz, who works as a literary manager for Thruline Entertainment, posted a touching memorial for Perry on Instagram, fondly remembering his immense talent and reflecting on their relationship. Despite their breakup, she expressed gratitude for the profound impact Perry had on her life.
Perry's former Friends co-stars Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, and Schwimmer released a joint statement expressing their devastation over his death. They referred to him as a "brother" and stated that they are taking time to grieve and process the loss.
Matthew Perry, famous for his role as Chandler Bing in Friends, passed away at the age of 54. The circumstances surrounding his death are still under investigation, but an initial autopsy result has been deferred. Toxicology reports are expected to provide more information. Perry openly struggled with substance abuse throughout his life but claimed to be clean in recent interviews.
As the world mourns the loss of Matthew Perry, fans and friends remember his talent, humor, and the impact he had on their lives. His legacy extends beyond Friends and includes his efforts to help others battling addiction. Perry wanted to be remembered as someone who could provide assistance and support to those in need.