Matthew Perry, ‘Friends’ actor, dies of apparent drowning at 54

Matthew Perry, the actor best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom "Friends," died at the age of 54. He was found dead at his home in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, with an apparent cause of death being drowning. The authorities received a 911 call reporting a water emergency, and no signs of foul play were found at the scene. The exact details surrounding Perry's death have not been released. Perry was a beloved actor known for his sarcasm and one-liners as Chandler Bing on "Friends," which aired from 1994 to 2004. The show was a huge success and dominated prime time television during its ten-season run. Perry also appeared in other popular TV shows such as "The West Wing," "Scrubs," and "Beverly Hills, 90210." Born in Ottawa, Canada, Perry had a successful career as a tennis player before pursuing acting. He joined the cast of "Friends" at the age of 24. In recent years, Perry had been open about his battle with addiction, including a near-death experience in 2019. He wrote a memoir, "Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir," which detailed his struggles and recovery efforts. The news of Perry's death shocked and saddened the entertainment industry and his fans around the world. Many celebrities and colleagues paid tribute to his comedic talent and generosity as an actor. Warner Bros. Television Group, which produced "Friends," expressed their devastation and acknowledged Perry's impact on global audiences. NBC, the network that aired the show, also mourned his loss and praised his comedic timing and wit. Matthew Perry will be remembered as a talented actor whose comedic genius brought joy to millions of people worldwide. His legacy will continue to live on.