Hollywood has been left in mourning following the tragic passing of Matthew Perry, known for his iconic role as Chandler Bing on the beloved sitcom "Friends." Perry, who was just 54, was found unresponsive in his California home's very warm tub in October.
A recent autopsy report has shed light on the cause, citing the "acute effects" of ketamine as a contributing factor to his untimely death. In a heartfelt interview with The UK Sun, Perry's ex-girlfriend, Kayti Edwards, offered a deeply personal glimpse into the actor's long-standing battle with addiction.
Edwards, 47, who first crossed paths with Perry in 2006 at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, maintained a close bond with him, even working as his assistant in 2011. Their relationship, rooted in shared struggles and understanding, highlighted Perry's relentless fight against his inner demons.
Edwards recounted one particularly poignant incident, illustrating the extent of Perry's desperation to overcome his addiction. "I was at Matthew's place in the Hollywood Hills. He was in a bad way," she said, vividly depicting the actor's distress.
"He had been getting high all night on a plethora of drugs, most likely crack cocaine and other substances”.
Desperate Measures Unveiled
In a harrowing revelation, Edwards described finding Perry with his hands superglued to his legs, a desperate measure he took to prevent himself from using drugs.
The scene she depicted was one of both despair and determination. "I found Matthew on the couch, hands superglued to his legs - it was desperately sad. I had to use nail polish remover and olive oil to free him," she shared, her voice laden with emotion.
As Edwards recounted, the aftermath of this incident was nothing short of traumatic. She spoke of having to "literally rip the hair from his legs," leaving behind "red, raw patches." It was a graphic testament to the severe toll Perry's addiction took on him, both physically and emotionally.
Perry's untimely demise has cast a sad light on the realities of addiction and mental health struggles, particularly in the high-pressure world of showbiz. His death serves as a poignant reminder of the fragility of life and the enduring impact of substance abuse.
As fans and colleagues mourn his loss, Perry's legacy remains etched in the annals of television history, his portrayal of Chandler Bing bringing laughter and joy to millions worldwide. His journey, marked by triumphs and tribulations, continues to resonate, offering a stark yet necessary commentary on the human condition.