Actor Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the popular TV show "Friends," has passed away at the age of 54.
Investigation Underway: The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating Perry's death, although no foul play is suspected at the moment.
Drowning Accident: Perry's demise is attributed to an apparent drowning accident at his Los Angeles residence, as reported by law enforcement sources.
A Warner Bros. Statement: Warner Bros. Television Group expressed their deep sorrow over Perry's passing, emphasizing his incredible acting talent and the worldwide impact of his comedic genius.
Emergency Call: The Los Angeles Fire Department received a 911 call for a water rescue emergency at 4:07 p.m. The location of the incident's body of water remains uncertain.
Matthew Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and later moved to Ottawa, Canada, following his parents' separation. He developed a passion for tennis and acting, moving to Los Angeles as a teenager to live with his father.
Acting Career Beginnings: Perry's acting career began with small roles in shows like "240-Robert," "Charles in Charge," "Silver Spoons," and "The Tracey Ullman Show."
"Friends" Stardom: However, it was his iconic role as Chandler on "Friends" in 1994 that catapulted him to fame and earned him several Primetime Emmy nominations.
Career Beyond "Friends": Perry's career extended to other TV series like "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," "Mr. Sunshine," and "The Odd Couple," as well as roles in films like "Fools Rush In" and "The Whole Nine Yards."
Memoir and Struggles: In his 2022 memoir, "Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir," Perry opened up about his battle with opioid addiction, which led to significant health issues. He candidly discussed his journey to recovery.