Matt Sayles Archives Associated Press Matthew Perry was best known for the role of the humorous Chandler Bing in the ultra-popular series Friends.
Actor Matthew Perry, who played the character Chandler Bing in the hit sitcom Friends, was found dead at his home at the age of 54, US media reported on Saturday.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the actor was found dead in his bathtub at his home in Los Angeles.
First responders were unable to revive him.
No signs suggesting foul play were found, according to sources anonymous people cited by the same newspaper and the specialized media TMZ, which first announced the death.
His publicists and other representatives did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. Asked by the Associated Press to confirm the police response to what was listed as Perry's home address, LAPD Officer Drake Madison told the AP that officers went there “to an investigation into the death of a man in his fifties.”
Matthew Perry was best known for the role of Chandler Bing, who did not lack humor, in the ultra-popular series Friends , which aired on NBC for ten seasons, from 1994 to 2004.
The actor had struggled for years with his addiction to painkillers and alcohol, and had visited rehabilitation clinics on several occasions. .
During a recent television appearance, Perry surprised the audience by admitting to having suffered from severe anxiety “every night” while filming Friends .
In this memoir, published last year, he admitted to having undergone 65 detox sessions, spending more than $9 million.
“I should be dead”
According to TMZ, no drugs were found at the scene of the actor's death on Saturday.
In addition to Friends, Perry starred in films such as Fools Rush In and The Whole Nine Yards.
He had undergone several surgeries linked to his drug addiction problems, including a seven-hour colon surgery in 2018, going so far as to say one day: “I should be dead.”
Alongside Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry made the success of this television series adored by American youth and beyond.
In the end, the six heroes were paid around a million dollars per episode.
According to Variety, they even negotiated a fee of $2.5 million each for filming a reunion show in 2021.< /p>
During this episode, Matthew Perry aroused the fears of his fans visibly babbling his words.
Matthew Perry, born in Massachusetts to Canadian and American parents, was raised in Canada before moving to Los Angeles.
The series Friends enjoyed immense audience success and left its mark on a generation of viewers.
His arrival on Netflix allowed it to attract a new audience, confirming the intact popularity of the sitcom, a genre that many said was in decline.