Matthew Perry death updates — Friends star dies after suspected drowning at home as chilling last photo in pool revealed | The Sun

ICONIC Friends star Matthew Perry has died after an apparent drowning.

The 54-year-old actor was best known for his portrayal of Chandler Bing in the hit sitcom, Friends.

Perry was reportedly found dead in a jacuzzi in his Los Angeles, California, home, according to TMZ.

The veteran actor has previously opened up about his struggles with addiction. The outlet reports that no drugs were found at the scene.

Just days before his passing, Perry posted a chilling final photograph of him inside a rooftop pool to Instagram.

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  • By Louis Allwood

    What was Matthew Perry's cause of death?

    Perry was allegedly found at his home in Los Angeles. He appeared to have drowned, TMZ reported.

    The outlet reported the star was found in a jacuzzi at his house.

    It does not seem foul play was involved in his death, the outlet reported.

  • By Mollie Mansfield

    Khloe Kardashian pays tribute

    Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has paid tribute to the late Matthew Perry.

    "Rest in peace," she wrote, followed by "heart broken. Unbelievable."

  • By Noah Zucker

    Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing: A Candid, Darkly Funny Book

    In his memoir, Matthew Perry shared details about his battle with addiction.

    At one point, the star said he was taking 55 Vicodin pills a day and weighed just 128 pounds.

    The star's habit also caused him to lose all of his top teeth at one point.

    Perry's book also detailed how he nearly died from gastrointestinal perforation caused by his extreme opiate usage in 2019.

    Doctors said he had just a two percent chance or surviving after he was in a coma for two weeks.

    Perry was forced to wear a colostomy bag and said he woke up covered in his own feces between 50 and 60 times while he was hospitalized for five months.

    If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

  • By Noah Zucker

    Tributes continue to flood in

    "In shock right now, the world has lost yet another truly funny man RIP," one fan wrote said.

    "I can’t believe this. rest easy, chandler," another said.

    "We’re gonna miss you Matt," said another.

    "Thank you for sharing your gift and bringing so much joy and laughter to us all."

  • By Louis Allwood

    Police cordon remains in place

    The police cordon remains in place during the early hours of the morning.

    Matthew Perry's body was removed from the property just after 1.00am.

  • By Noah Zucker

    Fans mourn loss of Friends star

    Fans grieved Perry's death in the comment section of his final Instagram post.

    "Ominous final post," one Instagram user said.

    "Rest in paradise Mattman."

  • By Mollie Mansfield

    Matthew's eerie final Instagram post

    Matthew Perry's eerie final Instagram post on Monday showed him taking a late night dip.

    In the image, the star best known for his beloved character Chandler Bing can be seen relaxing in the water with a pair of headphones on.

    "Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good?" the star wrote in the description.


    Matthew Perry's eerie last post showed star in pool days before drowning death

  • By Louis Allwood

    Warner Bros pays tribute

    The company that produced the TV show Friends, Warner Bros, has paid tribute to the star.

    The company said: "We are devastated to learn of Matthew Perry’s passing.

    "He was a true gift to us all. Our heart goes out to his family, loved ones, and all of his fans."

  • By Louis Allwood

    Morgan Fairchild pays tribute to 'son'

    Morgan Fairchild, who played Matthew Perry's mom in friends had paid tribute following his tragic death.

    She wrote: "I’m heartbroken about the untimely death of my “son”, Matthew Perry.

    "The loss of such a brilliant young actor is a shock. I’m sending love & condolences to his friends & family, especially his dad, John Bennett Perry, who I worked with on Flamingo Road & Falcon Crest."

  • By Mary Connelly

    Inside Matthew Perry's character – Chandler Bing

    Perry played the beloved character Chandler Bing on the popular sitcom, which ran for ten seasons.

    He is well-known for his relationship with the character Monica Geller, portrayed by actress Courteney Cox.

    Chandler and Monica eventually got married, with their wedding taking place during episodes 23 and 24 of season 7.

    The fictional wedding aired on May 17, 2001.

    The hit TV show debuted on September 22, 1994, on NBC and concluded on May 6, 2004.

  • By Louis Allwood

    Fans flock to social media to pay tribute

    Shortly after news of his passing broke, heartbroken fans flocked to social media to pay tribute to the late star.

    One person posted on X, formerly Twitter: "Please don't tell me this Matthew Perry [news] is true."

    "Unbelievable. Rest in peace," a second fan reacted with.

    A third user wrote: "RIP. That's horrid," and another added, "No. Unbelievable, only 54! He was my favorite from Friends!"

  • By Damian Burchardt

    Nashville Predators honor Matthew Perry

    The Nashville Predators have honored Matthew Perry on the ice.

    The news of Perry's death broke during Nashville's home NHL matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    And in the third period, the organist at Bridgestone Arena played the Friends theme song, I'll Be There For You by the Rembrandts, to pay homage to the veteran actor.

  • By Louis Allwood

    Matthew Perry's father distraught

    The U.S. Sun witnessed Perry's father looking distraught as he arrived in his car and spoke to officers before slowly walking back to his vehicle and being allowed under the cordon.

    Matthew's mother was also in attendance alongside his step-father.

    The U.S. Sun also learned investigators turned up at Perry's Los Angeles home around 7pm local time, and were waiting for the coroner.

    The medical examiner stayed at the property for over an hour before taking Matthew Perry's body to the funeral home.

  • By Mollie Mansfield

    Friends pays tribute

    The official Friends X account has paid tribute to late Matthew Perry.

    "We are devastated to learn of Matthew Perry’s passing. He was a true gift to us all. Our heart goes out to his family, loved ones, and all of his fans," they wrote on the platform.

  • By Mollie Mansfield

    Posted about pickleball days before death

    Matthew Perry shared a post on Instagram about pickleball just days before his death.

    The photos showed a board that read: "Batman plays pickleball." Perry captioned the photo: "WTF?"

    TMZ are reporting that Perry was playing pickleball in the hours leading up to his death.

    Credit: Instagram/mattyperry4
  • By Mollie Mansfield

    Selma Blair pays tribute

    Selma Blair has paid tribute to the late Matthew Perry.

    She posted a photograph of the two of them on Instagram following the tragic news.

    "My oldest boy friend. All of us loved Matthew Perry, and I did especially. Every day. I loved him unconditionally. And he me. And I’m broken. Broken hearted. Sweet dreams Matty. Sweet dreams," she wrote.

  • By Mollie Mansfield

    Who are the Friends cast?

    The cast of Friends

    The sitcom Friends took the world by storm when it aired in 1994. The show not only launched the careers of the cast members but became one of the popular shows in television history. Here is the cast of Friends:

    • Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green
    • Courteney Cox as Monica Geller
    • Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing
    • Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani
    • David Schwimmer as Ross Geller
    • Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay

    Tried to hide his addiction

    Perry says he tried to hide his condition, but his yo-yo-ing weight from series to series alarmed both his co-stars and his fans, previously saying about the time “I was out of control and very unhealthy," and joking “I returned to my original birth weight.”

    By 2001 he was drinking a liter of vodka a day. He told People: “I didn’t know how to stop.

    “If the police came over to my house and said, ‘If you drink tonight, we’re going to take you to jail’, I’d start packing.

    If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

    Former assistant pays tribute

    Matthew Perry's former assistant Briana Brancato has paid tribute to the late Friends star.

    "Broken hearted. Sweet dreams Matty," Briana wrote with a heartbreak emoji.

    She wrote the text on a photo of the pair looking at one another.

    EXCLUSIVE: 'Nice, genuine guy'

    The neighbor added: “I saw everything, but don’t really want to go into it.

    "I was very sad. At the same time I did kind of expect it in some sense, but I didn’t expect it to be so soon. He’d not lived there long.

    "I was very heartbroken to see what happened. I encountered him once, he was very friendly, friendlier than I thought.

    "Very nice genuine guy. I’ve always looked up to Matthew and he’s probably one of my favorite actors of all time. He made the funniest jokes on the show.

    "I just hope his friends and family can come together at this time."

    EXCLUSIVE: Neighbor 'saw too much'

    An immediate neighbor, accompanied by his parents, told The U.S Sun's Katy Forrester he saw “too much” when the police arrived and found Matthew unresponsive.

    “I was actually home when the ambulance showed up and looked outside, I was just about to head to my friends house.

    “They were outside my neighbors door. I didn’t think much of it at the time until police started arriving and everything. They didn’t hammer the door, they kept silent.

    “It was very disturbing, and very sad after all those years.. from what he’s gone through and his addictions and whatever."

    • By Mollie Mansfield

      Relationship with Jennifer Anniston

      In an interview, Matthew Perry discussed his relationship with Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston during their time on the show.

      "At the time I should have been the toast of the town, I was in a dark room meeting nothing but drug dealers and completely alone," he told Diane.

      He recalled how Jennifer approached him one day on the set of Friends, where she bluntly revealed to the actor that she and the rest of the cast "know you're drinking."

      "Imagine how scary a moment that was," he said, before talking more about Jennifer's continued support during his recovery.

      If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

    • By Mollie Mansfield

      Perry's addiction got worse after Friends fame

      Matthew Perry's addiction increased in proportion to astronomic success of Friends, he says.

      At the height of the sitcom's success, Perry said he was consuming 55 Vicodin a day and weighed 128 pounds.

      To promote his book, he chatted to Diane Sawyer about some of the more painful details of his past, which saw him at one point drinking a liter of vodka a day.

      If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

    • By Katy Forrester

      Matthew Perry's dad arrives at home

      The U.S. Sun Assistant Editor Katy Forrester is at the scene of Matthew Perry’s home.

      "Matthew’s father looked stunned as he arrived in his car and spoke to officers before slowly walking back to his vehicle and being allowed under the cordon," Katy reports.

    • By Mollie Mansfield

      'S**t all over my face'

      "'I had sh** all over my face, all over my body, in the bed next door.

      "When it breaks, it breaks. You have to get nurses," he told GQ.

      Unfortunately, the colostomy bag removal operation was unsuccessful and in its place went an ileostomy bag.

      Perry, however, suggested this was far more difficult, saying it was "ten times worse."

      He explained: "You have to deal with an ileostomy bag 18, 19 times a day. A lot of suicides with an ileostomy bag. People can't take it."

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