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Chandler Bing no more: 'Friends' actor Matthew Perry found dead at his Los Angeles home

Chandler Bing no more: Actor Matthew Perry, famous for his role in 'Friends', found dead in a hot tub.

Matthew Perry, 'Friends' actor, found dead at 54 in Los Angeles hot tubPremium
Matthew Perry, 'Friends' actor, found dead at 54 in Los Angeles hot tub

Actor Matthew Perry, who gained fame in the 1990s for his starring role in the hit US television comedy ‘Friends’ passed away at the age of 54. The actor was reportedly found dead in a hot tub at his Los Angeles-area home, Reuters has reported quoting La Times. Law enforcement sources told LA Times that first responders discovered Perry unresponsive in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home and were unable to revive him.

The news first reported by The LA Times and TMZ also said that there were no signs of ‘foul play’, citing anonymous sources.

Perry played the role of Chandler Bing in the 90s sitcom show which ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004, co-starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow. 

Perry had also received a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2002 for his performance in the sitcom. 

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The series was one of television’s biggest hits and till holds the same amount of popularity. Apart from friends, Matthew Perry also appeared in other television series such as 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip' in 2006, 'Go On' in 2012 and 'The Odd Couple' in 2015. The American-Canadian actor also scored two Emmy nominations in 2003 and 2004 for outstanding guest actor in a drama series for his role as Joe Quincy in 'The West Wing'. Apart from television, he also appeared in movies such as "Fools Rush In" and "The Whole Nine Yards."

Born on 19 August, 1969, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Perry published his book ‘Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir’ in 2022. In his memoir, he spoke about his struggle with addictions. He wrote, “'Friends' was huge. I couldn't jeopardize that. I loved the script. I loved my co-actors. I loved the scripts. I loved everything about the show but I was struggling with my addictions which only added to my sense of shame." “I had a secret and no one could know."

“I felt like I was gonna die if the live audience didn't laugh, and that's not healthy for sure. But I could sometimes say a line and the audience wouldn't laugh and I would sweat and sometimes go into convulsions," Perry wrote. “If I didn't get the laugh I was supposed to get I would freak out. I felt that every single night. This pressure left me in a bad place. I also knew of the six people making that show, only one of them was sick."

In his memoir, he also recalled that Jennifer Aniston who played the role of Rachel Green confronted him about being inebriated while filming the series. “I know you're drinking," he remembered her telling him once. “We can smell it," she had said, in what Perry called a “kind of weird but loving way, and the plural we' hit me like a sledgehammer."

(With inputs from agencies)


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Published: 29 Oct 2023, 07:02 AM IST
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