Matthew Perry's family is devastated by his tragic death. The actor, known for his role as Chandler Bing on Friends, passed away at the age of 54. His family expressed their heartbreak and spoke highly of Matthew's ability to bring joy to others. They also thanked everyone for the outpouring of love and support.
Matthew was found dead at a Los Angeles-area home in a jacuzzi. Authorities were called for cardiac arrest, but no drugs or foul play were involved. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed a male in his 50s had died at the address, without confirming Matthew's identity.
Warner Bros. TV, the production company behind Friends, released a statement mourning the loss of their dear friend. They praised Matthew's comedic talent and acknowledged the global impact he had. They sent their love to his family, loved ones, and devoted fans.
Matthew's upbringing included his father, John Bennett Perry, mother, Suzanne Morrison, and stepfather, Keith Morrison. His parents split shortly after Matthew's birth, and he grew up with his mother in Ottawa before moving to California to live with his father as a teenager. Matthew followed in his father's acting footsteps and they even appeared together on Friends.
Throughout Matthew's struggle with addiction, his parents were always there for him. When he was hospitalized in 2018, they rushed to his side. Matthew expressed his gratitude for their support during that difficult time.