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Matthew Perry, Known as Chandler From Friends, Dies at 54

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 13: Actor Matthew Perry of the television show 'The Kennedys - After Camelot' speaks onstage during the REELZChannel portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 13, 2017 in Pasadena, California (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Matthew Perry, best known as Chandler Bing from Friends, dies at the age of 54. Sources say that the actor passed away at his own home around the Los Angeles area just this Saturday. He unfortunately drowned in his jacuzzi.

No drugs were found at the scene, and there was no sign of foul play. According to a report by TMZ, Perry came home sometime in the morning after doing a 2-hour pickleball session. He met up with his assistant and sent her out for an errand. After another two hours, the assistant came home and immediately found Perry unresponsive. She called 911 right away.

As of now, there is no conclusive evidence if the long physical activity Perry did earlier that day played a part in his unfortunate death.

Official Statements regarding Matthew Perry’s death

Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California, US, on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023. Warner Bros Discovery Inc. released earnings figures on Aug. 3. Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Warner Bros played a huge role in ensuring the success of Friends for more than a decade. Additionally, new generations get to enjoy the show as its global reruns were well-received.

Warner Brothers spent a long time with the cast of Friends, including Perry, and thus, they were devastated once they heard the news about his passing.

“We are devastated by the passing of our dear friend Matthew Perry. Matthew was an incredibly gifted actor and an indelible part of the Warner Bros. Television Group family. The impact of his comedic genius was felt around the world, and his legacy 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 of his devoted fans.”

Warner Brothers message about Matthew Perry’s death

The internationally famous NBC News also released their very own statement.

“We are incredibly saddened by the too soon passing of Matthew Perry. He brought so much joy to hundreds of millions of people around the world with his pitch perfect comedic timing and wry wit. His legacy will live on through countless generations.”

NBC News regarding Matthew Perry’s death

Perry used to be classmates with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau back in his elementary days. The latter expresses his condolences and acknowledges Perry’s talent as he made millions of people laugh.

“Matthew Perry’s passing is shocking and saddening. I’ll never forget the schoolyard games we used to play, and I know people around the world are never going to forget the joy he brought them. Thanks for all the laughs, Matthew. You were loved – and you will be missed.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Matthew Perry’s passing

More about Matthew Perry

FRIENDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay (Photo by NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
Photo by NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

Everyone knows Perry’s prime was back in 1994-2004 when Friends aired. He played Chandler Bing for 10 whole seasons, a character who was famous for his sarcastic lines. Perry won an Emmy nomination back in 2002.

Despite his success with his fellow actors and actresses, Perry suffered from alcohol and drug addiction. This started in 1997 due to his prescribed meds from a jet ski incident.

Everyone will miss Matthew Perry. Millions will remember his legacy.

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