Matthew Perry, the actor who played Chandler Bing on the popular web series “Friends,” has died. Matthew said goodbye to this world at just 54 years old. If reports are to be believed, the Emmy-nominated actor was found dead after drowning in a bathtub at his Los Angeles home on Saturday.
As per the reports, Perry’s death has been confirmed, citing unnamed sources. However, a spokesperson and other representatives not responded at that time to messages seeking comment.
Officials react to Matthew Perry’s death
Asked by the AP to confirm the police response to what was listed as Perry’s home address, LAPD Officer Drake Madison told The Associated Press reported that officers went to the block to investigate the death of a man in his 50s. Officers responded around 4 p.m. The sources, who remain anonymous due to the ongoing investigation, did not provide any information about the cause of death.
Perry was struggling with drug addiction!
All through his career, Perry battled with illicit drug use, which he point by point in his journal Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, published the year before. ‘I truly made every moment count and that caused me problems time to time,’ he said in a interview quite a while back. Perry made his TV debut in 1979 in an episode of 240-Robert. He played roles in shows like Not Necessarily the News (1983), Charles in Charge (1985), Silver Spoons (1986) Highway to Heaven (1988) and Just the Ten of Us (1988).
‘Friends’ made a superstar
Matthew Perry’s biggest breakthrough came with his role as Chandler Bigg on Friends. The role made Perry and her co-stars on the NBC sitcom household names, as Friends became an overnight success and dominated TV ratings during its 10-season run. For the role of Chandler, Perry earned his first Emmy nomination in 2002. His last chance came for the Friends reunion in 2021.