Matthew Perry, known for his role in the popular TV show "Friends," passes away at 54 years old.

Matthew Perry, known for his role in the popular TV show “Friends,” passes away at 54 years old.

54-year-old Matthew Perry, celebrated actor known for his role on the popular show “Friends,” passes away.

Acclaimed actor Matthew Perry, known for his role on the hit show “Friends,” has passed away at the age of 54 at 05:11.

Renowned performer Matthew Perry, most famous for his role in the popular television series “Friends,” passed away at 54 years old.

The LAPD watch commander confirmed that Perry was discovered dead at a residence in the Pacific Palisades region of Los Angeles. This occurred after the police received a 911 call for a water rescue on Saturday afternoon. TMZ was the first to report on Perry’s passing.

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The performer was discovered unconscious in his hot tub, which is a distressing and surprising occurrence. police reported Sunday

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office reported that there were no evident injuries, but the reason for death remains uncertain. An autopsy has been conducted and the results are pending toxicology reports.

Perry became a household name for his memorable portrayal of Chandler Bing, a character known for his idiosyncrasies and unique persona on the popular show “Friends.” He quickly gained a strong following during the 10 seasons the show aired.

Matthew Perry

On November 17, 2022, Matthew Perry was in West Hollywood, California. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for GQ

During a 2015 interview with CBS News, he expressed his delight and described it as a magnificent period in his life while talking about his experience on the show “Friends.” He also mentioned how people who were not even born when the show was filmed approach him and are taken aback by his age.

Honoring Perry for his abilities, wit, and compassion.

Perry has also appeared in various TV programs and films such as “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” “Growing Pains,” “Ally McBeal,” “17 Again,” “The Whole Nine Yards,” “The West Wing,” and a new version of “The Odd Couple.”

In 2007, he was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his performance in the miniseries “The Ron Clark Story.”

Perry shared about his battle with substance abuse and his professional journey in his memoir, “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing,” which was published in the previous year. He sought treatment for drug and alcohol addiction multiple times.

In 2015, he explained to CBS News that there is a lack of understanding about addiction as a disease. He stated that the American Medical Association officially declared it a disease in 1955, yet many individuals struggling with addiction do not recognize it as such and may blame themselves. It is crucial to openly discuss and raise awareness about addiction in order to seek the necessary help.

Perry was born in 1969 in Massachusetts and grew up in both the United States and Canada. His father, John Bennett Perry, was an actor and his mother, Suzanne Marie Langford, worked as a press secretary for former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, who is the father of current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

In the 1997 romantic comedy “Fools Rush In,” John Bennett Perry and Matthew Perry portrayed a father and son duo. They also reunited in a 2004 episode of “Scrubs,” where Matthew Perry served as the director.

Perry and Trudeau were classmates in grade school. On Saturday, Trudeau expressed his shock and sadness over the death of his friend.

“I will always remember the games we played in the schoolyard, and I am certain that people all over the world will never forget the happiness he brought them,” Trudeau expressed on social media. “Thank you for all the moments of laughter, Matthew. You were adored – and you will be deeply missed.”

— Emily Mae Czachor, Aliza Chasan and Jeff Nguyen contributed to this report.