Matthew Perry, ‘Friends’ star, found dies at 54 in Los Angeles.
First responders found Matthew Perry unconscious in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home and were unable to revive him, law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times.
Citing unnamed sources, the LA Times and TMZ, who broke the story first, concurred that there were no indications of foul play.
We replied at 4:10 p.m. A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department told AFP, “It is a death investigation for a male in his 50s,” without providing the identity of the deceased.
A representative for the fire department verified that they had attended to a “water emergency,” which might have involved a “pool, spa, bathtub, or fountain,” but they were unable to corroborate the claims that Perry had perished.
The role that made Perry most famous was that of the witty Chandler Bing on the enormously popular television series “Friends,” which ran for ten seasons from 1994 to 2004.
Perry struggled for years with alcohol and painkiller addiction during the height of his popularity, frequently visiting rehab centers.
Due to his drug use, Perry had health issues in 2018, including a burst colon that necessitated many operations and the use of a colostomy bag for several months.
Perry stated in the preface, “I should be dead,” and dedicated the book to “all of the sufferers out there.”