TMZ has reported the death of Matthew Perry.
Perry was discovered at a house in Los Angeles, where it seemed like he had drowned, according to TMZ.
Perry was found to be unresponsive when officers arrived at his residence at 4 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Times. Playing dirty is not suspected. The reason of death is yet unknown and is the subject of an ongoing inquiry.
Perry became well-known for his ten seasons as Chandler Bing on the comedy Friends. After leaving Friends, he made a comeback to television, starring in short-lived comedies such as Mr. Sunshine, Go On, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and a revival of The Odd Couple with Thomas Lennon. He and his Friends co-stars got back together in May 2021 for an HBO Max reunion special.
Perry acted in movies such as Fools Rush In, The Whole Nine Yard, and 17 Again on the big screen.
Matthew Perry talked about his life struggles
Perry’s memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, was published last year. The actor wrote about his battles with substance abuse and his complex connection with the spotlight in the book.
He opened up about some of his personal health issues after the memoir was published, including an opioid-related episode in 2018 that resulted in his colon exploding.
“The doctors told my family that I had a 2% chance to live,” Perry told People. “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 an interview with The Washington Post in Nov. 2022, Perry said of his memoir, “It’s putting me on the map and people are talking about me again. That’s nice because it’s been five or six years when there was none of that. Sometimes I think I went through the addiction, alcoholism and fame all to be doing what I’m doing right now, which is helping people.”