Matthew Perry, known for his role as Chandler Bing on the sitcom “Friends,” has passed away at the age of 54.
In the first report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner, the cause of death is currently “deferred” pending toxicology results.
No drugs were found at the scene and foul play is not suspected. (How a Faith-Based Gold Company Is Changing the Way Americans Protect Their Retirement)
A lot of people will remember Matthew Perry for a lot of different things.
Most will probably remember him for playing Chandler Bing on "Friends". Some will remember him for his parts in movies.
The best way to remember Perry though, is exactly how he wants you to remember… pic.twitter.com/rwtnyHqzM3
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) October 29, 2023
Perry battled substance abuse for many years, spending millions on rehab and undergoing multiple surgeries.
There were no obvious signs of trauma and Perry died from an apparent drowning. The cause of death may be altered pending the full toxicology results.
“An autopsy was completed today, and toxicology results are pending,” a representative for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office confirmed.
The coroner also listed “other significant conditions” as a cause of death.
His body was “ready for release,” per the medical examiner.
He had been sober since early 2021.
The news of his death has been met with shock and sadness, with tributes pouring in from his colleagues and fans.
“Friends” co-creators, Marta Kauffman and David Crane, and executive producer Kevin Bright said, “We are shocked and deeply, deeply saddened by our beloved friend Matthew’s passing. It still seems impossible.”
“All we can say is that we feel blessed to have had him as part of our lives,” they added. (Trending: Kamala Harris Serves Up Another Dish of Her ‘Signature Word Salad’)
“He was a brilliant talent. It’s a cliche to say that an actor makes a role their own, but in Matthew’s case, there are no truer words. From the day we first heard him embody the role of Chandler Bing, there was no one else for us,” the statement continued.
“We will always cherish the joy, the light, the blinding intelligence he brought to every moment – not just to his work, but in life as well. He was always the funniest person in the room. More than that, he was the sweetest, with a giving and selfless heart.We send all of our love to his family and friends. This truly is The One Where Our Hearts Are Broken.”
“We are incredibly saddened by the too soon passing of Matthew Perry. He brought so much joy to hundreds of millions of people around the world with his pitch perfect comedic timing and wry wit. His legacy will live on through countless generations,” NBC shared on X.