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Matthew Perry, famed for his role in “Friends” has passed away at the age of 54.

At the age of 54, Matthew Perry, renowned for his portrayal of Chandler Bing in the beloved TV series Friends, has tragically passed away in an apparent drowning incident at his residence in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. NBC News received this information from sources, including a representative for the actor and law enforcement. The official cause of death has not yet been disclosed.

Warner Bros Television Group, the production company behind the ten seasons of Friends spanning from 1994 to 2004, honored “our dear friend” and “an incredibly gifted actor.” They acknowledged the global impact of his comedic talent and assured that his legacy would endure in the hearts of countless fans. They expressed heartfelt condolences to his family, loved ones, and dedicated fanbase during this mournful time.

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Apart from his accomplishments in television, Perry made a mark in the film industry. He featured alongside Salma Hayek in the romantic comedy “Fools Rush In” and starred alongside Bruce Willis in the crime comedy “The Whole Nine Yards.”

Perry had been candid about his struggles with alcohol and drug abuse throughout his career. Following a jet ski accident in 1997, he developed an addiction to Vicodin, seeking rehabilitation in 2001. He later transformed his former Malibu residence into a sober living space known as the Perry House, operational until 2015. In 2021, Perry publicly announced his sobriety, citing an estimated $9 million spent on his journey to achieve it.

According to the New York Times’ coverage in 2022, his addiction led to a complex medical journey in 2018, involving pneumonia, a ruptured colon, a brief period on life support, a two-week coma, nine months with a colostomy bag, over a dozen stomach surgeries, and the realization that, by the age of 49, more than half of his life had been spent in treatment canters or sober living environments.

Immediate information about Perry’s surviving family members was not available. He did not marry or have children.

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