- Matthew Perry’s death at age 54 is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department after he was found unresponsive at his home.
- The cause of death has not been revealed, but there are no signs of foul play according to the Los Angeles Times.
- Perry, known for his role as Chandler Bing on Friends, had publicly spoken about his struggles with addiction and received support from his co-stars.
Matthew Perry’s death is currently under investigation, as reported by the Los Angeles Times and TMZ.
On October 28, news broke that the Friends actor had passed away at the age of 54. Law enforcement responded to a call regarding someone in cardiac arrest at Perry’s Los Angeles home, and upon arrival, they found him unresponsive. The Los Angeles Times stated that there were no signs of foul play.
TMZ was the first to report Perry’s death, but no further details have been disclosed. Representatives for Perry have not yet responded to requests for comment from Us Weekly.
The Los Angeles Police Department’s robbery-homicide detectives are leading the investigation, and the county’s coroner’s office will determine the cause of death at a later date.
Matthew Perry, known for his role as Chandler Bing in Friends, was open about his struggles after achieving fame. He spoke about the challenges he faced and admitted to battling addiction.
Perry, originally from Canada, began his acting career with various TV guest-starring roles. His breakthrough came in 1994 when he landed the role of Chandler Bing on NBC’s Friends, which ran for 10 seasons. The beloved sitcom also featured Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer.
As Friends gained popularity, Perry faced personal struggles with addiction. He explained in an interview that during this time, he found himself surrounded by drug dealers and feeling completely alone.
During his struggles, Perry mentioned that Aniston had been the co-star who reached out to him the most and expressed gratitude for her support.
Marta Kauffman, the co-creator of Friends, revealed that the creative team was aware of Perry’s troubles while working on the show and had conversations about it. They aimed to be both protective and supportive.
In his battle against addiction, Perry sought treatment in rehab twice, once in 1997 and again in 2001.
If you or someone you know is facing substance abuse issues, you can contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for free and confidential information 24/7.