Sources are reporting “Friends” star Matthew Perry has died at the age of 54. TMZ was first to report the news and law enforcement sources have also confirmed the actor’s death with the Los Angeles Times.
According to TMZ, Perry died at home Saturday morning after an apparent drowning. He was found unresponsive in a jacuzzi. First responders were called to the home for a report of cardiac arrest. There appears to be no foul play and no evidence of drug use at the scene.
Perry played the role of Chandler Bing on the hit TV show “Friends” for 10 seasons, from 1994 through 2004. He published his memoir last year, “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing” in which he wrote about his struggles with addiction. He sought treatment in 1997 and 2001 for his addiction to alcohol and Vicodin. He also suffered from some serious health issues, including a gastrointestinal perforation.
Perry also had roles in many other TV shows and a handful of movies, but he will forever be remembered as the sarcastic Chandler Bing, husband of Monica, Friend to all. His one-liners on the show are often repeated by fans… including this one in particular: “could I BE more excited?”
Could we BE any sadder over the loss of our Friend? Here are some of Chandler Bing’s best moments: