Beloved ‘Friends’ Star Matthew Perry Passes Away at 54, Inside Sources Confirm

Matthew Perry, well-known for his portrayal of Chandler Bing on the beloved TV series “Friends,” passed away at his Pacific Palisades home on a Saturday afternoon. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) received a call at 4:07 p.m. PT, reporting an unresponsive male in his 50s. Upon arrival, it was determined that no ambulance transfer was needed. Matthew Perry was 54 years old.

The LAPD has initiated an investigation into his death. According to law enforcement sources, there were no signs of foul play at the scene. The exact cause of death will be determined by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner.

Matthew Perry is shown in this undated file photo.
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In addition to his iconic role in “Friends,” Matthew Perry was recognized for his work in other projects such as “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” and his involvement in creating and acting in the sitcom “Mr. Sunshine.” His filmography included titles like “Fools Rush In,” “Almost Heroes,” and “17 Again.” He also received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance in the 2006 TV film “The Ron Clark Story.”

Warner Bros. Television Group, the production company behind “Friends,” expressed deep sorrow at Matthew Perry’s passing. In their statement, they praised him as an exceptionally talented actor whose comedic brilliance had a lasting impact worldwide.

In this July 17, 2014, file photo, Matthew Perry poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Matthew Perry, born to John Bennett Perry, an actor, singer, and model, and Suzanne Langford, a former press secretary for Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, moved from Ottawa to Los Angeles during his youth. After high school, he landed roles in TV shows like “Growing Pains” and “90210” before skyrocketing to fame at the age of 24 as the witty and neurotic Chandler.

In his memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” published last year, Perry candidly discussed his struggle with and eventual triumph over years of substance abuse. He hoped that by sharing his story, he could help reduce the stigma associated with addiction. Reflecting on his journey, Perry revealed in a recent interview that he had undergone detox 65 times, attended rehab 15 times, and narrowly survived a life-threatening hospitalization for a perforated bowel in 2018. He expressed a passionate commitment to assisting others facing similar challenges.

Matthew Perry is pictured as Chandler Bing in this undated file photo.
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