Matthew Perry’s legion of fans have been left shocked by his tragic passing, with many of them taking to social media to pay tribute to the late Friends star.
According to TMZ, Matthew was found unresponsive in his home in LA after an apparent drowning.
The 54-year-old actor was reportedly found in the jacuzzi after engaging in a “2-hour round of pickleball” earlier in the day. No foul play was involved, the publication reports.
Tributes have begun to flow for the late actor online, with many fans taking to Twitter and Instagram to share their sorrow.
rest in peace to the man who played one of my favorite characters of all time. matthew perry was able to put a smile on my face when no one else could and i’ll remember his impact he had on me and his legacy forever. pic.twitter.com/kr2WbK6Wpa
— via (@isabelsconnie) October 29, 2023
To celebrate the life of Matthew Perry, here’s 1:36 secs of some of his funniest moments from ‘Friends’ pic.twitter.com/lvCxqnhVDC
— 𝙃𝙤𝙤𝙙𝙞𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙩 (@HoodiMatt) October 29, 2023
sitting in the back room at work, open instagram to find out matthew perry died and i’m in tears💔
— rosie◡̈♡ (@rosiesws) October 29, 2023
this one hurts a lot 💔 rest in peace Matthew Perry you’ll always be our chandler bing pic.twitter.com/dPZ6fwqiz4
— 3D (@svnkoos) October 29, 2023
my heart hurts so muchhhh about matthew perry because friends is my comfort show and chandler is my favorite character 😭😭😭😭
— ɐuǝɹ is listening to 1989 tv (@SprnkleofSchoee) October 29, 2023
Matthew Perry gave the world one of the best comedic performances and comfort characters in television, he was not a character but I hope he knows he made an impact on a lot of people, RIP pic.twitter.com/R9JSdy5RoI
— Pop Culture Posts (@notgwendalupe) October 29, 2023
To think we won’t ever be able to see them all together again is beyond heartbreaking 💔 rip Matthew Perry pic.twitter.com/Q1yDnQbj2X
— Nick Fitz (@NicholasFitzpa3) October 29, 2023
Matthew Perry was best known for his role as Chandler Bing on all 10 seasons of Friends.
The series was beloved by millions of fans worldwide, with all the main cast members reuniting in 2021 for a reunion special.
In recent years, Perry had begun to open up about his health battles which ranged from pancreatitis to alcohol and opioid addiction.
He documented his struggle with addiction and an intense desire to please audiences in his memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.
"Friends was huge. I couldn't jeopardise that. 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," he wrote.
"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."
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