Matthew Perry became an icon of the entertainment industry thanks to his role as Chandler Bing in the hit sitcom Friends, which aired for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004. His portrayal of the sarcastic Chandler brought him acclaim both from the public and critics, earning a series of nominations for the most prestigious awards in the entertainment world.
The news of Matthew Perry's death was confirmed by his family, who asked for respect and privacy in this moment of grief. The cause of death was not disclosed to the public, fueling speculation and debate about what may have led to the actor's tragic end.
Following the announcement of his death, many of Perry's colleagues and friends paid tribute to his memory via social media. Friends co-stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc have expressed their deep sorrow and recalled the happy moments they spent together while filming the show.
But how was Matthew Perry before he died?
First responders on the scene revealed that when Perry was found by his assistant, he was under water. First responders reportedly found antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs at the facility, but there was no sign of illegal drugs.
Perry's friend, former Miss Teen USA Athenna Crosby, told the DailyMail last week that he was in good health and had seen him in good spirits in the days before his death: "I don't think he had any desire to return to drugs and alcohol.
I think he was so proud to have finally overcome that difficulty because he had struggled with addiction for decades, and had only been in and out of rehab for the last two years. He was relieved that he had put the worst of it to rest.
shoulders, and was trying everything to fight it." Matthew Perry is believed to have drowned, although the official cause of his death has not been released. The official death certificate was revealed for the first time on Wednesday, but his cause of death is yet to be discovered.