The star of the cult TV series ‘Friends,’ Matthew Perry, was found dead on Saturday in his Los Angeles home. He was 54 years old.
It is reported that the police responded to a call at the actor’s residence around 4:00 PM local time, and Perry was found unconscious in a whirlpool bath.»
The investigation into the death of Matthew Perry is still ongoing, but sources note that the actor drowned, and no drugs were found. The official cause of death will be announced by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office after the investigation is concluded.
«We are devastated by the news of the passing of our dear friend Matthew Perry,» says a statement from Warner Bros. Television Group. «Matthew was an incredibly talented actor and an integral part of the Warner Bros. Television Group family. His comedic genius had a global impact, and his legacy will live on in the hearts of many. This is a heartbreaking day, and we offer our condolences to his family, loved ones, and all his devoted fans.»
Having entered show business as a child with roles in the films ‘Charles in Charge’ and ‘Beverly Hills, 90210,’ Matthew Perry got his first major role alongside River Phoenix in the film ‘A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon.’ Despite his great success on ‘Friends,’ the pressures of fame weighed heavily on the actor, who shared his struggles with alcohol and opioids in his 2022 memoir ‘Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.