The official profile for the series “Friends” mourned the death of actor Matthew Perry, who played Chandler in the television production, saying they were “devastated.”
“He was a true gift to all of us. Our thoughts go to his family, his loved ones and all his fans,” they said in a post on Instagram.
NBC, the broadcast network that aired “Friends” for 10 years, also reflected on Perry’s death, which it called untimely.
“He brought so much joy to hundreds of millions of people around the world with his perfect comedic timing and wry humor. His legacy will live on for countless generations.
Matthew Perry was found dead at the age of 54 this Saturday (28) at his home in Los Angeles, United States.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Perry died in an apparent drowning accident at his home, according to police sources. No foul play is suspected, sources told the LA Times.
Biography and controversies
Her character was a fan favorite on the show, as was her performance. His lines began to be recreated by fans around the world.
Although “Friends” was his biggest hit, Perry starred in several other TV shows and films over the years, such as “17 Years Again!”, “Only Fools Fall in Love”, “False Appearances”, “An Affair Three.” , among other productions.
In late 2022, Perry published the book “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” in which he made controversial revelations about his life. In the post, the actor opened up about his drug problem while filming the series, strange comments about Keanu Reeves and admitted his passion for actress and co-star Jennifer Aniston.
Following his release, the actor faced backlash for references to Reeves that some found offensive, including a line about the death of his friend River Phoenix – brother of Joker star Joaquin Phoenix – in 1993.
“River was a beautiful man, inside and out – too beautiful for this world, it turns out. It always seems like it’s the really talented guys who fall,” Perry wrote in the book. “Why are original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger dying, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?”
Perry later apologized for the comment, saying in a statement to People in October 2022 that he was “a huge fan” of Reeves and that he picked a “random name” from the book. “My apologies. I should have used my own name,” he added in the statement.
This Saturday, Perry brought up the subject of Reeves again, now telling the audience, “I said something stupid. It was a bad thing to do,” according to the LA Times.
“If I find the guy, I’ll apologize.” It was just stupid,” Perry concluded.
*published by Tiago Tortella, from CNN