‘Friends’ Star Matthew Perry Found Dead at 54 after ‘Cardiac Arrest’

Matthew Perry, star of the hit TV show “Friends,” has died aged 54, according to reports.

Perry was found dead “after drowning in his jacuzzi at home,” sources have told TMZ.

The actor was in a jacuzzi at a Los Angeles-area residence on Saturday.

Law enforcement revealed that Perry experienced cardiac arrest and died due to drowning, per TMZ.

Neither drugs nor foul play are currently suspected in Perry’s death, per the outlet.

The actor was known for his role as Chandler Bing on the hit ’90s sitcom “Friends.”

“Friends,” which ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004, is considered one of the most popular and influential sitcoms of all time.

The show maintains a large international fanbase long after its conclusion.

The series finale of “Friends” was watched by 52.5 million people.

“Friends” holds the title of the fifth most-watched series finale of all time, per the outlet.

Perry also acted in other popular shows, such as “Beverly Hills 90210,” “The Good Wife,” “Ally McBeal,” “The West Wing,” “Scrubs” and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.”

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He publicly struggled with substance abuse during and after his time on “Friends.”

Perry shared his personal battle against drug and alcohol addiction in his memoir, which was released last year.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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