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Matthew Perry, the renowned actor of the television series “Friends,” dies

The actor and star of the television series “Friends,” Matthew Perry, died this Saturday, the Los Angeles Times confirmed through anonymous police sources. The Angels.

According to the newspaper, Perry, 54, was found, without vital signs, this Saturday afternoon in a jacuzzi at his home in Los Angeles, California.

According to authorities, there was no indication of any criminal act and no drugs were found at the scene.

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division are investigating the death.

Perry rose to fame as Chandler Bing on the NBC comedy series “Friends,” which aired from 1994 to 2004. His participation in the program led him to become one of the most recognized Hollywood actors along with his castmates Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer.

Throughout his career, Perry starred in productions such as “Fools Rush In” with actress Salma Hayek, “The Whole Nine Yards” and “The Whole Ten Yards” with Bruce Willis and “Three To Tango” with Neve Campbell and Dylan McDermott.

For years, he struggled with drug addiction and alcoholism. In fact, in his biography titled Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, He revealed that his addictions began with alcohol when he was 24 years old, when he was chosen to be part of the popular series.

In one of the paragraphs of his work, he related that he almost died, at the age of 39, due to a gastrointestinal perforation after his colon burst due to excessive use of opioids.. The Hollywood actor spent two weeks in a coma, five months in the hospital and, for nine months, he had to use a colostomy bag.

Although Perry wanted to hide his condition, his appearance gave him away more and more. He clarified that, at that time, his colleagues in the series were aware and were “understanding and patient”.

However, the interpreter had years in which he was sober. Especially in season nine, in which he, in fact, was nominated for an Emmy Award for best actor.

In his testimony, The actor said that, over the years, he learned that “everything begins with sobriety” because, without it, it is impossible to build something ahead.

In 2021, comedian and television presenter James Corden was in charge of presenting, through HBO Max, a special reunion between the “Friends” actors. Fans of the series enjoyed seeing their favorite characters reunited again.

They express their condolences

The television program expressed, through its social networks, its condolences regarding the death of one of its protagonists. “We are devastated by the news of Matthew Perry’s passing. It was a true gift for all of us. Our hearts go out to his family, his loved ones and all of his fans.”read the post on X (old Twitter).

Similarly, American actress Maggie Wheeler, who played the character of Janice, Chandler’s girlfriend in “Friends,” mourned the loss of her castmate. “What a waste. The world will miss you Matthew Perry. The joy you brought to so many in your short life will live on. “I feel very blessed for every creative moment we share”Wheeler wrote in a post on Instagram.

For her part, actress Selma Blair, recognized for her role in films such as “Cruel Intentions”, “Legally Blonde” and the “Hellboy” franchise, offered a moving message. “My oldest friend. We all loved Matthew Perry, and I especially loved him. Every day. I loved him unconditionally. And he to me. And I’m broken. With a broken heart. Sweet dreams, Matty. Sweet dreams”read his post on Instagram.

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