Beloved actor Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom Friends, has died at the age of 54. According to Rueters, Perry’s death was the result of an apparent drowning in his hot tub.
Perry had struggled with addiction and other health issues throughout his life. In 2021, he released a memoir titled “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” in which he candidly discussed his struggles with addiction and mental health.
Perry’s death has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry and among his fans around the world. Tributes have poured in from celebrities and fans alike, with many expressing their sadness and disbelief.
“What a wonderful and unique talent.,” wrote Seinfeld actor Jason Alexander in a post on Twitter. “He will be long remembered and cherished for the gift of his work and sorely missed by so, so many. #ripMatthewPerry.”
“Our #OddCouple family suffered a great loss today. The entire entertainment world has,” wrote Perry’s former Odd Couple co-star Yvette Nicole Brown in her own post. “54 is too young to go. We love you, Matty! #RIPMatthewPerry 💔.”
Fans have also taken to social media to express their grief and share their favorite memories of Perry. The hashtag #notmatthewperry has been trending on Twitter, with many fans using it to express their shock and sadness at the news of his death.
“Not Matthew Perry, my heart hurts” wrote one fan on Twitter. “I still binge watch friends over and over and chandler bing is still the one who makes me laugh the most.”
“I’m so heartbroken to hear about the passing of Matthew Perry,” wrote another fan. “He was my favorite character on Friends and he brought so much joy to my life. He will be deeply missed.”
Perry’s last post on Instagram, on Oct. 23, included a photograph of him sitting in a pool or jacuzzi at night, with the words: “Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I’m Mattman.”
Matthew Perry’s Stepdad Keith Morrison Arrives at LA Residency
Matthew Perry’s stepfather, Keith Morrison, was seen arriving at Perry’s LA Residency on October 28, 2023, just hours after Perry’s death. Morrison, a longtime journalist and host of the NBC newsmagazine Dateline NBC, was visibly distraught as he arrived at the home.
Perry and Morrison had a close relationship. In a 2016 interview, Perry said that Morrison was “a great father figure” to him. “He’s always been there for me, no matter what,” Perry said.
Morrison’s arrival at Perry’s LA Residency is a testament to the close bond that the two men shared. It is also a reminder of the devastating impact that Perry’s death has had on his family and friends.
Perry’s death is a tragic loss for the entertainment industry and for his fans around the world. He was a talented actor and a beloved comedian who will be deeply missed.