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Goodbye, Chandler! Friends Star Matthew Perry Found Dead
At only 54 years
Thanks for all the wonderful funny moments, thanks for years of entertainment!
Matthew Perry, one of the most popular stars of the long-running US series Friends is dead.
The actor, who provided brilliant jokes and awkward moments in the series as Chandler Bing, was found dead in the hot tub of his house in Los Angeles. Matthew Perry was only 54 years old.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Perry was born in 1969 in Williamstown, Massachusetts and later relocated to Ottawa, Canada as a child.
He discovered his passion for acting as a teenager when he joined a local theater company.
After moving to Los Angeles in his early 20s to pursue an acting career, Perry landed his breakthrough role as Chandler Bing on the NBC sitcom Friends, which premiered in 1994.
Achieving Fame on Friends
The sitcom Friends, following the lives of 6 close friends in New York City, was an immediate smash hit.
With its humorous and relatable characters and storylines, Friends connected with viewers worldwide during its 1 run.
Perry garnered praise for his portrayal of Chandler, who used sarcasm and humor to mask his insecurities. His comedic skills and impeccable timing earned Perry Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
Chandler’s relationship and eventual marriage to Monica Geller (Courteney Cox) was a central storyline that delighted fans.
Perry and the show’s other talented stars, including Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer, had incredible chemistry that contributed to the show’s massive success.
Memorable Movie Roles
In addition to Friends, Perry appeared in a number of popular feature films over the years. He co-starred with Salma Hayek in the 1997 romantic comedy Fools Rush In.
Later films included Three to Tango (1999), The Whole Nine Yards (2000) and its sequel The Whole Ten Yards (2004), in which he starred alongside Bruce Willis.
Perry brought his trademark humor to these movie roles and always garnered laughs from audiences.
Candid Revelations in Memoirs
In memoirs published in 2021, Perry was open about his long struggles with addiction and health problems. He went to rehab 65 times, apparently.
He candidly shared about the many stints in rehab he underwent over the course of his career as well as a near-fatal gastrointestinal perforation he endured in 2018.
It seems his untimely passing at age 54 was from natural causes.
Lasting Cultural Impact
Matthew Perry was a gifted comedian who brought tremendous joy and laughter into the lives of millions.
Chandler Bing will forever be remembered as one of the most beloved sitcom characters of all time.
Matthew Perry may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. Almost 20 years after its ending, Friends remains one of the most watched and enjoyed sitcom on TV and streaming platforms.