Matthew Perry, 54, Dies in Drowning Accident

Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry, the actor best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the popular sitcom Friends, died on March 8, 2023, at the age of 54. The cause of death is believed to be drowning.

Perry’s Early Life and Career

Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, on August 19, 1969. He began his acting career in the early 1990s, appearing in guest roles on shows like Growing Pains and Blossom.

Perry’s Breakthrough Role in Friends

In 1994, Perry landed the role of Chandler Bing on Friends. The show became a huge success, and Perry quickly became one of the most popular actors on television.

Perry played Chandler for all 10 seasons of Friends. After the show ended in 2004, he continued to act in films and television shows such as 17 Again, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and The Odd Couple.

Perry’s Struggles with Addiction

Perry also struggled with addiction throughout his life. He has spoken openly about his struggles, and he has worked to help others who are battling addiction.

Perry’s Death and Legacy

Perry’s death is a tragic loss for the entertainment industry and his fans. He was a talented actor and a kind person who will be deeply missed.

Tributes from Perry’s Friends and Castmates

The cast of Friends paid tribute to their late co-star, Matthew Perry, on social media.

Jennifer Aniston: “My dear Matt, you were one of the kindest, most caring, funniest people I’ve ever known. I’m so grateful for the time we had together. I will cherish the memories forever. Love, Jen.”
Courteney Cox: “Matty, I’m so heartbroken. You were my brother and my best friend. I’ll miss you every day. I love you.”
Lisa Kudrow: “Matt, you were such a bright light in my life. I’ll never forget your kindness, your sense of humor, and your talent. I love you.”
Matt LeBlanc: “Matty, I can’t believe you’re gone. I’ll miss you so much. You were one of the funniest people I’ve ever known. Thank you for all the laughs.”
David Schwimmer: “Matt, I’m so sorry to hear about your passing. You were a wonderful friend and colleague. My thoughts are with your family and friends during this difficult time.”

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