Matthew Perry’s last social media post before his death at the age of 54 has left fans heartbroken.
According to TMZ, the beloved Friends actor was found unresponsive at his home in LA after an apparent drowning in a jacuzzi. The Los Angeles Times, citing law enforcement sources, has reported Matthew died around 4pm local time.
The 54-year-old star had reportedly engaged in a 2-hour round of pickleball earlier in the day and had sent his assistant out for an errand. When they returned, they discovered Matthew unresponsive. No foul play was involved, the publication reports.
Shockingly, his last post on Instagram shows him lounging in a jacuzzi five days ago, alongside the caption: "Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I'm Mattman"
Fans were left shocked at Matthew's last post, with one person writing: "His last post from 6 days ago is of him in his hot tub. And he died in his hot tub. How eerie is that."
"Very eerie last photo," a commenter agreed.
Another person wrote: The fact this was his last post," alongside a crying emoji, with another fan agreeing, saying: "I was shocked as well".
One fan wrote: "Heartbreaking to say goodbye. Ironic last picture. Thank you for the laughs. Legacy of The Perry House will live on."
"Incredibly heartbroken!" another person wrote.
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.
In his 2022 memoir Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, the Hollywood star revealed that his Vicodin addiction began after a jet ski accident while shooting Fools Rush In with Salma Hayek.
Eighteen months after the accident he was taking 55 Vicodin pills a day, while shooting the third season of Friends
Despite throwing up "constantly – behind trees, behind rocks, in ladies' rooms", he said no one knew.
"Not my family, my friends, no one. I was impossibly sick all the time," he wrote.
He hit rock bottom after the last episode of Friends taped in 2004, saying in his book: "I couldn't tell if that was because of the opioid I was taking, or if I was just generally dead inside."
In 2019, Matthew spent two weeks in a coma after his colon nearly burst from opioid abuse.
"The doctors told my family that I had a two percent chance to live," he said. "I was put on a thing called an ECMO machine, which does all the breathing for your heart and your lungs. And that's called a Hail Mary. No one survives that."
In November 2020, Matthew's heart stopped for five minutes, when he was in rehab, after doctors administered propofol that interacted with the hydrocodone in his system.
Matthew revealed that over the years he had attended 6,000 AA meetings, gone to rehab 15 times, and been in detox 65 times. He had 14 surgeries, with his last one in 2022 leaving him with a six-inch incision with metal staples.
Heartbreakingly, towards the end of the book, Matthew said he would give up his fame and wealth in a heartbeat to “not have a brain that wants me dead.”
“There are so many scars on my stomach that all I need to do is look down to know that I’ve been through a war, a self-inflicted war," he wrote.
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