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Matthew Perry, Star of “Friends,” Dies Suddenly at 54

Matthew Perry, Star of “Friends,” Dies Suddenly at 54

Matthew Perry, the beloved actor who played Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom “Friends,” died suddenly on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the age of 54. His death was confirmed by his publicist to TMZ.

The cause of Perry’s death has not yet been released, but his publicist said that he was found unresponsive in his home in Los Angeles. Paramedics were called to the scene, but they were unable to revive him.

Perry was one of the most popular and successful actors of his generation. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his role on “Friends,” which ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004. After “Friends” ended, Perry continued to act in films and television shows, including “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” “The Odd Couple,” and “Mr. Sunshine.”

Perry was also a vocal advocate for addiction awareness and recovery. He struggled with addiction to alcohol and drugs for many years, but he eventually got sober and shared his story to help others.

In a statement, Perry’s “Friends” co-stars said that they were “heartbroken” by his death. “Matthew was a kind, caring, and generous person,” they said. “He brought so much laughter to our lives and to the lives of millions of fans around the world. We will miss him terribly.”

Perry’s death is a huge loss for the entertainment world and for his fans everywhere. He was a talented actor and a beloved friend and colleague. He will be deeply missed.

Fan reactions

Fans of Matthew Perry have expressed their shock and sadness over his sudden death. Many have taken to social media to share their memories of Perry and to pay their respects.

“Matthew Perry was one of my favorite actors of all time,” one fan wrote on Twitter. “He was so funny and talented. I’m so sad to hear of his passing.”

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“I grew up watching Matthew Perry on ‘Friends,'” another fan wrote. “He was such a big part of my life. I can’t believe he’s gone.”

“Matthew Perry was an inspiration to so many people,” another fan wrote. “He showed us that it’s possible to overcome addiction and live a happy and fulfilling life. I’m so grateful for his contributions to the world.


Matthew Perry leaves behind a legacy as one of the most popular and successful actors of his generation. He will be remembered for his iconic role on “Friends” and for his contributions to addiction awareness and recovery.

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