Matthew Perry death: ‘devastated’ stars remember Friends actor after apparent drowning

Stars and former coworkers have expressed their respects to Matthew Perry, the actor from Friends, who passed away on Saturday night at his Los Angeles home.According to his representative, the 54-year-old actor, who gained popularity for playing the sardonic Chandler Bing on the popular comedy, was discovered dead from what appeared to be a drowning. First responders were dispatched to Perry’s Pacific Palisades residence over a “water emergency,” according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles fire department.

Friends’ Maggie Wheeler, who portrayed Chandler’s girlfriend Janice, remarked that Perry’s “too short lifetime will live on” because of the joy he offered to “so many.”

She posted on Instagram, saying, “I feel so very blessed by every creative moment we shared.”

The actress who portrayed Chandler’s mother Nora Bing, Morgan Fairchild, expressed her grief over her “son’s” sudden passing. It is shocking to lose such a talented young actor.

Matthew Perry in 2016.

Perry’s mother worked as an advisor to his father, Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau, and Justin Trudeau, who knew Perry as a young man, called his passing “shocking and saddening.”

“I know that people all throughout the world will never forget the joy he brought them, and I’ll never forget the games we used to play at school. Matthew, I appreciate all of the laughs. He said, “You were adored, and you will be missed.

Wendell Pierce, an actor who costarred with Perry in the Odd Couple adaptation, posted the following on X: “Damn. Matthew Perry was my supervisor, my coworker, and a generous, kind, and hilarious man for two years. I hope and pray that he is at peace.

On Instagram, Selma Blair, an actor, stated that Perry was “my oldest boy friend.”

“Matthew Perry was adored by all of us, but especially by me. Daily,” wrote Blair. “My affection for him was unwavering. And I him. I’m also broken. crushed to pieces. Matty, sweet dreams. Dreams sweet.

Starring alongside Perry in the 1994 film Parallel Lives, Mira Sorvino remarked on X, “Oh no!!! Hey Matthew Perry! You fragile, troubled person! May you find contentment and serenity in heaven while entertaining everyone with your unique sense of humor!

The fourth season of Friends’ Chandler’s girlfriend Kathy was portrayed by actor Paget Brewster, who stated on X that Chandler was a wonderful person to interact with both on the show and in subsequent years. Read his book, please. Helping others was his legacy. But he won’t be able to sleep easily. He’s too busy up there making everyone laugh already.

Four pictures of Perry and Meredith Salenger, who costarred in A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon when Perry was sixteen, were posted. Matthew and I have been friends since we were sixteen years old. Oh my. Not a word. Sweet @MatthewPerry, rest in peace,” she remarked.

“What a heartbreaking news article to read,” wrote actor George Takei. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family and fellow cast members.”

Comedian Tom Green, who is from Canada, posted on social media, saying, “I’m shocked and sorry to learn about Matthew Perry’s unfortunate drowning death. He is just one of the many gifted and amazing success stories from Ottawa, Canada, my hometown. Peace be with you, Matthew.

Perry was described as “a great actor, but by his own admission, a very tormented guy” by broadcaster Piers Morgan. One of the most compelling, open, and insightful autobiographies I’ve ever read is his most recent one, which details his life destroyed by addiction. Sobering news.

Friends was produced by Warner Bros. Television Group, which released a statement saying, “We are devastated by the passing of our dear friend Matthew Perry.” Friends ran from 1994 to 2004. Being a highly talented actor, Matthew left a lasting legacy inside the Warner Bros Television Group. His humorous talent had an international influence, and he will always be remembered in the hearts of countless people. We offer our condolences to his family, loved ones, and all of his ardent supporters on this terrible day.

“He brought so much joy to hundreds of millions of people around the world with his pitch-perfect comedic timing and wry wit,” stated NBC, the network that aired Friends. His influence will endure for many decades.

“We are devastated to learn of Matthew Perry’s passing,” the official Friends account on X, formerly known as Twitter, said in a statement. For us all, he was a genuine gift. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones, family, and all of his admirers.

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