'Friends' actor Matthew Perry dead at 54

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.29 - 2023 5:36 AM CET

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'Friends' actor Matthew Perry dead at 54.

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Matthew Perry, the actor best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the iconic '90s sitcom "Friends," has tragically passed away at the age of 54.

According to TMZ, Perry was found unresponsive at his home after engaging in physical activity earlier in the day.

The actor had returned home after a two-hour round of pickleball and sent his assistant out on an errand. Upon the assistant's return, Perry was discovered unresponsive, prompting a 911 call.

Initial reports suggest that Perry may have drowned, as he was found in a jacuzzi at his residence.

No drugs were found at the scene, and foul play is not suspected.

The actor's death comes after years of struggles with addiction and health issues, including a battle with Vicodin that persisted even during his time on "Friends."

Perry had been in and out of rehab and had opened up about his struggles in a memoir released last year. Despite his off-screen challenges, Perry remained a beloved figure in the entertainment world, with a career spanning multiple TV shows and films.

He was briefly engaged to Molly Hurwitz but never married. The investigation into the circumstances of his death is ongoing.

His death has been confirmed by the L.A. Police as well as Warner Brothers Television Group, who have issued the following statement.

"Matthew was an incredibly gifted actor and an invaluable part of the Warner Bros. Television Group family. The impact of his comedic genius was felt around the world, and his memory will live on in the hearts of so many. This is a heartbreaking day, and we send our love to his family, his loved ones, and all his devoted fans."

Rest in peace, Matthew, and thank you for the wonderful memories.

In the video below, you can see a montage of the best Chandler Bing moments from 'Friends.'

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