The sudden passing of actor Matthew Perry has left millions of fans in shock and grief. Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom Friends, was a beloved icon of comedy and pop culture. He starred in several movies and TV shows, such as The Whole Nine Yards, 17 Again, and Fools Rush In.
Perry was found unresponsive in the jacuzzi at his home by his assistant. Early reports state that the actor may have accidentally drowned and may have suffered cardiac arrest.
According to his assistant, Perry had just returned home from a two-hour pickleball match, and he had sent them out on a quick errand. No drugs or alcohol were found at the scene and authorities see no signs of foul play.
Perry was also a generous philanthropist and a vocal advocate for mental health and addiction recovery. He supported various charities and organizations, such as the Perry House, a sober living home that he founded in Malibu. His witty humor, charming smile and warm personality touched many lives and inspired countless people. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends and fans around the world.
Warner Bros. Television Group, which produced “Friends,” said in a statement. “We are devastated by the passing of our dear friend Matthew Perry,” calling him “an incredibly gifted actor and an indelible part of the (studio’s) 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.”
Rest in peace, Matthew Perry. You were a friend to us all.