Popular Hollywood actor Matthew Perry has died at the age of 54. The actor, who was most recognized for his role as Chandler Bing on Friends, was discovered dead on Saturday at his residence in the Los Angeles region.
Perry was discovered in the home’s jacuzzi, according to TMZ, and no drugs were discovered there.
Regarding the adored star, Warner Bros. released the following statement: “We are devastated by the passing of our dear friend Matthew Perry.” Matthew was a remarkably talented performer who left a lasting legacy within the Warner Bros. Television
Who Is Matthew Perry?
Actor, comedian, and producer Matthew Langford Perry was born in America and raised in Canada. His portrayal as Chandler Bing on the NBC sitcom Friends (1994–2004) brought him widespread notoriety in the 1990s, and he was honoured with a Screen Actors Guild Award for it.
In addition to appearing in movies like Fools Rush In, Almost Heroes, The Whole Nine Yards, The Whole Ten Yards, The Ron Clark Story, and 17 Again, Perry also starred in the television series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. He recorded Benny’s voice for the video game Fallout: New Vegas in 2010.
The ABC sitcom Mr. Sunshine ran from February to April 2011, and Perry was a co-creator, co-writer, executive producer, and star of the show.
Matthew Perry Career
Perry traveled from Ottawa to Los Angeles at the age of fifteen to live with his father and study acting. In 1987, he received his diploma from Sherman Oaks’ Buckley School. While still in high school, he studied improvisational comedy at the LA Connection in Sherman Oaks. Perry in the 1988 film Boys Will Be Boys as Chazz Russell
Perry portrayed Chazz Russell in the television series Second Chance upon graduation. Following thirteen episodes, Boys Will Be Boys replaced Second Chance, with the stories reorienting around Chazz and his pals’ experiences. In the 1988 motion picture A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, Perry made his feature film debut.
Growing Pains cast Perry in a three-episode arc in 1989, during which he played Carol Seaver’s boyfriend Sandy, who passes away in the hospital following a drunk driving accident.
In the 1990 CBS sitcom Sydney, Perry was chosen to play Valerie Bertinelli’s younger brother in a regular role. He appeared as Roger Azarian in a 1991 guest spot on Beverly Hills, 90210. In 11 episodes that aired in the spring of 1993, Perry starred in the ABC sitcom Home Free.
Perry was passed over for a part in another pilot, Six of One, which was subsequently renamed Friends, because of his dedication to the pilot.
Perry and the six members of the main cast were earning $1 million per episode by 2002. He was nominated for an Emmy in 2002 for the program’s Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Perry starred in movies like Serving Sara, Almost Heroes, Three to Tango, The Whole Nine Yards, and The Whole Ten Yards.
Perry garnered two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2003 and 2004 for his role as Associate White House Counsel Joe Quincy on Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing. He made two appearances in Ally McBeal episodes as lawyer Todd Merrick.
Matthew Perry Wife
Perry dated Yasmine Bleeth in 1995, Julia Roberts from 1995 to 1996, and Lizzy Caplan from 2006 to 2012. In November 2020, he became engaged to literary manager Molly Hurwitz. The couple ended their engagement in 2021.
In 2018, Perry had a gastrointestinal perforation that required five months in the hospital. Perry almost passed away in the hospital due to an opioid overdose that caused his colon to explode. He was in a coma for two weeks and was on a colostomy bag for nine months. Perry’s family was informed by hospital staff that he only had a two per cent chance of surviving after being admitted. His breathing was done for him by ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) equipment. Perry proposed to Molly Hurwitz, a literary manager, in November 2020. In 2021, the engagement was cancelled.