American-Canadian actor and producer Matthew Perry, who became famous for his role as Chandler Bing in the popular TV series “Friends”, died on Saturday, October 28 at his home in Los Angeles, at the age of 54. The series “Friends” aired on the American network NBC for ten seasons from 1994 to 2004.
Since the news of Matthew Perry’s death after the initial shock, social media has been flooded with thousands of posts from fans and artists sharing their memories of the popular series.
The posting of the official account of “Friends”
“We are devastated by the death of Matthew Perry. It was a true gift to all of us. Our hearts go out to his family, loved ones and all his fans,” the post specifically said.
Two days after the death of Matthew Perry, his colleagues, his family, his friends Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer, “broke” their silence about this sad event.
“We are all so devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just friends. We are a family. There is so much to say, but right now we will take some time to grieve and process this loss,” they said in their joint statement.
“In time we will say more, as and when we can. At this time, our thoughts and love are with Matty’s family, friends and all who loved him around the world,” their statement concluded.
Matthew Perry and his “demons”.
As “Chandler” he had given the television audience worldwide, incredible moments of laughter, both with his performance and with his jokes. He, however, confessed in his book “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing” – which was released in November 2022 – the personal battle he fought for some time with his addictions, during the time he played in “Friends”. Perry’s memoir revealed for the first time in such an honest and comprehensive way the staff of Calvary in its youth and glory days, but also the noticeable changes in its appearance during the series’ 10 seasons.
The battle with alcohol
In fact, Perry had spoken openly about both the abuses and his addiction. During the filming of the series, he entered rehab twice, even stating that he has forgotten entire periods of time since his participation in the series.
But apart from the above, everyone will remember the character of Chandler – played by Matthew Perry – perhaps the funniest character of one of the most successful television series of all time.