BREAKING NEWS: Friends’ Star Died Drowning in his Jacuzzi
Friends star Matthew Perry, 54, was found dead after drowning in his jacuzzi at home.
The actor was found unresponsive in the jacuzzi at his Los Angeles home on Saturday, Oct 28. Law enforcement sources said that the actor was found dead at his home following an emergency call for a cardiac arrest around 4 pm. on Saturday. He was found in a jacuzzi at the location.
They also said that although no drugs were found at the scene, there was also no evidence suggesting foul play. Perry gained recognition in his role as 'Chandler Bing' on the popular 90s sitcom Friends, which enjoyed a successful 10-season run. Throughout his career, he has been candid about his prolonged struggle to conquer addiction to both drugs and alcohol.
“We are devastated by the passing of our dear friend Matthew Perry," read the Warner Bros statement. "Matthew was an incredibly gifted actor and an indelible part of the Warner Bros. Television Group family.
"The impact of his comedic genius was felt around the world, and his legacy will live on in the hearts of so many. This is a heartbreaking day, and we send our love to his family, his loved ones, and all of his devoted fans."
Perry was born in Massachusetts but spent a significant part of his early years in Canada. His mother, Canadian journalist Suzanne Langford, and his father, American actor John Bennett Perry, parted ways before his first birthday.
Growing up in a well-off environment in Ottawa, Perry attended high school with Justin Trudeau, who serves as Canada's current Prime Minister. With aspirations of becoming an actor, Perry moved to Los Angeles as a teenager and began auditioning for roles in television sitcoms and dramas. He made brief appearances in shows like Growing Pains and Beverly Hills, 90210 before landing his significant breakthrough with the role of Chandler on Friends in 1994.