Details about Matthew Perry death
According to recent reports, ‘Friends’ actor Matthew Perry has died aged 54. The information released by law enforcement stated that Perry was found unresponsive in a hot tub in his Los Angeles home at around 4pm on Saturday, but the cause of Matthew Perry death is yet to be determined.
Los Angeles Times and TMZ were the first outlets to air the sad news, and according to the latter’s sources, the American-Canadian star died a few hours after some physical activity that day.
Perry is said to have returned home from a 2-hour round of pickleball, after which he asked his assistant to run an errand for him. Upon returning home about 2 hours later, the assistant found the 54-year-old unresponsive in a hot tub and called 911.
Cause of Matthew Perry Death Still Under Investigation
No official cause of Perry’s death has been released since Sunday, as the investigation by the coroner is still ongoing.
A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson told the CBS Los Angeles Station that Matthew Perry appeared to have drowned in a bathtub, but there were no obvious signs of trauma. There were no signs of drugs either.
Moreover, first responders suspected cardiac arrest, but it’s unclear if his activities that day played any role in his death. An autopsy was carried out and completed on Sunday, and the official news regarding his cause of death is pending following an ‘inconclusive’ post-mortem report which will lead to further investigations.
Perry Was Battling Addiction and Health Issues
In a memoir he put out in 2022, Perry chronicled how he had battled drug addiction and spent much of his time urging others to seek help as well. On top of his alcohol problem, Mathew is said to have been hooked on Vicodin for years and had visited the rehab a couple of times.
Besides, the actor dealt with health issues for some time, some of which led to him being hospitalized. At one point, he is said to have recovered from a gastrointestinal perforation after undergoing an emergency surgery.
Lovable Character On and Off the TV
Perry’s family, fans, friends, and other hollywood actors have been devastated by the actor’s demise, and have since come together to honor his life. Some described him as a comic genius with others praising his kindness and resilience.
In a joint statement released in People Magazine, other actors’ statement read as follows; “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family. There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.”
Mathew Perry played Chandler Bing in the ‘90s TV sitcom, ‘Friend’. The show ran for 10 years, with Perry appearing in all 234 episodes.
He portrayed this sardonic yet lovable character.
He also starred and guest starred in several other TV shows during his acting career. This includes:
- Boys Will Be Boys
- Silver Spoons
- Charles in Charge
- Growing Pains
- Ally McBeal
- The West Wing
- Beverly Hills, 90210
- Home Free
- Go On
- The Odd Couple
- Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Perry’s inspiration to become an actor came from his father, John Bennett Perry, who was also an actor. The father had appeared on ‘Friends’ in 1997, where he played Mr Burgin, the dad to Rachel’s love interest Josh.
Matthew Perry never married and had no children. He leaves behind his father and mother, Suzanne Perry, who separated when he was a baby.
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