‘Friends’ star Matthew Perry found dead at Los Angeles home at 54, sources say staff

Sunday, October 29, 2023 3:51AM

Matthew Perry found dead at his Los Angeles home at age 54

LOS ANGELES — Matthew Perry, who rose to the heights of television fame as one of the stars of “Friends,” was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Saturday, sources tell KABC.

He was 54.

Perry was found unresponsive in a location described only as a “body of water” at his home in the Pacific Palisades, sources said.

Los Angeles firefighters and police responded to Perry’s address shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday on a report of a possible drowning. But whether drowning was the actual cause of death will be the subject of further investigation.

There were no signs of foul play at the scene but Los Angeles Police Department detectives are handling the investigation. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

Perry portrayed Chandler Bing on the top-rated sitcom, which ran on NBC from 1994-2004. As the show became more and more popular through the late 1990s, its cast – including Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer – rocketed to international celebrity status and became some of the highest-paid TV stars ever.

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After the show ended Perry transitioned to a film career with features such as “The Whole Nine Yards” and “Fools Rush In.”

He also documented his struggles with substance abuse, which led to personal health crises, but has said he was sober in recent years. He released a memoir last year titled “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.”

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