Friends star Matthew Perry dies aged 54
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Matthew Perry has died at the age of 54, according to multiple reports.
The Friends actor was found dead by police at an LA home. Police sources are saying there's no evidence of any foul play in his death.
His cause of death is yet to be officially confirmed, with a police investigation currently underway.
Perry became famous around the world after starring as Chandler Bing in Friends alongside Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc.
The sitcom was hugely popular when it exploded onto the scene in 1994, and remains so today in large part thanks to the talent of the stars, particularly Matthew Perry's iconic portrayal of Chandler.
His jokes and sarcasm in the role made him a staple of pop culture, and for many he was the favourite of the Friends ensemble.
The actor reunited with his former colleagues for a 2021 reunion show, where they all reflected on the series and opened up on what it was really like filming the sitcom.
Perry struggled with addiction to alcohol and opioids throughout his life and was very open about it, releasing a memoir last year titled Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir.
He bravely went into candid detail describing the difficulties he had with addiction both in the book and in interviews promoting it.
In an interview with The LA Times in April of this year, the actor opened up about his legacy and said he didn't want work to be the main thing he'd be known for after death.
Addressing how he'd like to be remembered, he said: “As a guy who lived life, loved well, lived well, and helped people. That running into me was a good thing, and not something bad.”