On Saturday, fans of Matthew Perry received heartbreaking news. The 54-year-old actor was found dead in his Los Angeles home. According to a received report, Matthew Perry was found dead in his home on Saturday, October 28. The cause of his death was reportedly drowning in a hot tub. He gained immense popularity in the 1990s with his role as Chandler Bing in the beloved sitcom 'Friends'.
Born on August 19, 1969, 'Friends' star Matthew Perry was just one year old when his parents, Suzanne Marie (a journalist) and John Bennett Perry (an American actor), divorced. Subsequently, his mother married Canadian journalist Keith Morrison. This led Matthew to hold dual citizenship of both Canada and America. During his college days, he was a top-ranked tennis player. However, his interests in acting diverted him from pursuing a career in sports. He left Canada and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 15, where he also completed his graduation. Matthew's breakthrough came with the TV series 'Second Chance,' but it was the American comedy series 'Friends' in the 1990s that brought him worldwide fame.
Matthew was the youngest among the lead cast of the series. From 1994 to 2004, during the show's run, Matthew garnered worldwide recognition. He also appeared in several movies, including 'Fools Rush In' and 'The Whole Nine Yards.' While his professional life flourished, his personal life was marked by turbulence. In 1997, when he was rising in his career, a jet-ski accident led him into a Vicodin addiction. He also struggled with alcoholism. While shooting for 'Serving Sara' in Texas, he experienced severe abdominal pain and was hospitalized.
Matthew developed pancreatitis due to his alcohol and drug abuse. In 2001, he went to rehab to overcome these addictions. This significantly impacted his health. A Hollywood star once disclosed that due to this addiction, he couldn't remember three years between seasons 3 and 6 of 'Friends'. While Matthew Perry dated several actresses including Yasmine Bleeth, Julia Roberts, and Lizzy Caplan, he never married. He was engaged to literary manager Molly Hurwitz in 2020, but their engagement ended within a year. Reflecting on the broken engagement, Matthew said, "Sometimes things just don't work out."
Matthew Perry's contribution to the entertainment industry, particularly through his iconic portrayal of Chandler Bing, will always be remembered. His struggles with addiction and personal challenges serve as a reminder of the complexities faced by many in the limelight. As his fans mourn his untimely demise, they cherish the joy and laughter he brought to their lives through his remarkable performances.