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Matthew Perry's 'devastating' final post before he died

Chloe Rowland

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Matthew Perry's 'devastating' final post before he died

Featured Image Credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images/Instagram/Matthewperry

Matthew Perry shared a 'devastating' final post on Instagram less than a week before his tragic death aged 54.

The star - who was best known for playing the beloved Chandler Bing in the hit sitcom Friends - passed away yesterday (October 28) after the fire department responded to a 'water rescue'.

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The actor was reportedly found in a hot tub at his Los Angeles residence after an apparent drowning, with no foul play suspected.

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The Los Angeles Police Department said it 'responded to the 1800 block of Blue Sail Rd for a death investigation on a male 4.10pm this afternoon'.

Confirming the heartbreaking news, NBC - the network which aired Friends - said in a statement: "We are incredibly saddened by the too soon passing of Matthew Perry.

"He brought so much joy to hundreds of millions of people around the world with his pitch-perfect comedic timing and wry wit. His legacy will live on through countless generations."

Matthew Perry was best known for playing Chandler Bing in Friends. Credit: NBC
Matthew Perry was best known for playing Chandler Bing in Friends. Credit: NBC
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A cause of death has not been released and an investigation remains ongoing.

Tributes have come flooding in for the star, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was friends with the actor in their school days, writing on X: “Matthew Perry’s passing is shocking and saddening. I’ll never forget the schoolyard games we used to play, and I know people around the world are never going to forget the joy he brought them.

“Thanks for all the laughs, Matthew. You were loved – and you will be missed.”

Meanwhile, fellow actor Selma Blair penned: "All of us loved Matthew Perry, and I did especially. Every day.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was friends with Perry at school. Credit: X/JustinTrudeau
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was friends with Perry at school. Credit: X/JustinTrudeau

“I loved him unconditionally. And he me. And I’m broken. Broken hearted. Sweet dreams Matty. Sweet dreams.”

Warner Bros. also released its own statement, saying it was 'devastated by the passing of our dear friend Matthew Perry'.

"Matthew was an incredibly gifted actor and an indelible part of the Warner Bros. Television Group family.

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Paget played Kathy on Friends. Credit: pagetpaget/X
Paget played Kathy on Friends. Credit: pagetpaget/X

"The impact of his comedic genius was felt around the world, and his legacy will live on in the hearts of so many.

"This is a heart-breaking day, and we send our love to his family, his loved ones, and all of his devoted fans."

And Maggie Wheeler, who played Perry's on-screen girlfriend Janice, wrote: "What a loss.The world will miss you Mathew Perry. The joy you brought to so many in your too short lifetime will live on. I feel so very blessed by every creative moment we shared."

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An investigation remains ongoing. Credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images
An investigation remains ongoing. Credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images

Just five days before his untimely death, Perry shared a photo on Instagram of himself relaxing in a jacuzzi while sporting a set of headphones, along with the caption: “Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I’m Mattman," in an apparent reference to Batman.

That same day, he also shared a video of the moon, writing: “Do you understand what I’m trying to tell you? – I’m Mattman."

He shared the post just days before his death. Credit: mattyperry4/Instagram
He shared the post just days before his death. Credit: mattyperry4/Instagram

After learning of his death, fans have been flooding to his post, with one writing: "This caption is so eerie now, 6 days later. So scary. Rest in Peace man.."

"Thank you for every single laugh and all the joy you gave to the world," penned another, as a third added: "We all lost a Friend today 💔"

Topics: Celebrity, Friends, Matthew Perry, TV And Film, News, US News

Chloe Rowland
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