Dead: Our Friend Matthew Perry ‘has died aged 54 in jacuzzi drowning at LA-area home’ – as heartbroken family and friends say they are in a ‘state of shock.’
Daniel Whyte III, President of Gospel Light Society International, says our “FRIEND,” Matthew Perry, is dead, and there is nothing we can do about that now but pray for the family and friends to be comforted by God. Understand, however, that one day you will die, and it may be sooner than you think. God said in His Word, “. . . As it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Matthew Perry went to his appointment with death. Are you ready for your appointment with death? If not, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” Jesus Christ suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins and rose on the third day by the power of God. All you have to do is believe in Him for your soul’s salvation to be ready for your appointment with death. Jesus Christ said the most important words ever said in the history of the world when He said, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
- Matthew Perry has died aged 54 ‘after drowning in his jacuzzi at home,’ sources told DailyMail.com on Saturday
- Perry rose to fame in his role as ‘Chandler Bing’ on the hit 90s sitcom Friends, which ran for 10 seasons
- Law enforcement sources said the actor was found on Saturday at a home in Los Angeles after first responders were called to the scene for a cardiac arrest
Friends star Matthew Perry has died aged 54 ‘after drowning in his jacuzzi at home,’ sources have told DailyMail.com.
Law enforcement sources said the actor was found on Saturday at a home in Los Angeles after first responders were called to the scene at around 4pm (PDT) for a cardiac arrest.
Sources said he was found in a jacuzzi at the home but that no drugs were discovered at the scene – and there was no indication of foul play.
He had reportedly played a two-hour game of Pickleball prior to his death after which he sent his assistant out on an errand. When they returned, the assistant found Perry unresponsive and dialed 911.
Perry rose to fame in his role as ‘Chandler Bing’ on the hit 90s sitcom Friends, which ran for 10 seasons, and has spoken openly about his battle to overcome a decades-long drug and alcohol addiction.
A source told the outlet there was so sign of foul play, and that robbery-homicide detectives are investigating his death.
In his last post to his Instagram, shared earlier this week, the star shared images of him in his pool, saying: ‘Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I’m Mattman.’
Perry has been candid publicly about his problems with drugs and alcohol, after first going to rehab in 1997 for what was said to a pain medication addiction after a jet skiing accident.
Following this initial stint, he then went to rehab again in 2001 and 2011. He told an interviewer in 2016 that he doesn’t remember filming three seasons of Friends.
A longtime friend of Perry’s – who was in recovery with him – told DailyMail.com: ‘Everyone is in a total state of shock. People are crying on the phone and struggling to accept this news.
‘It’s no secret that he struggled with drugs and alcohol for years but the last time I spoke to him, which was within the last few weeks, he seemed to be in a good place.
‘He was upbeat and sounded sober and positive.
‘He’d been to rehab 17 times and nearly died from opioid abuse but he was someone who was sincere about taking his life, and his sobriety, one day at a time.
‘It’s such tragic news. Everyone is praying he didn’t relapse. Matt was a genuinely lovely guy. He was always the first to welcome newcomers to the group and would always volunteer to help and be of service.
‘We are all struggling to come to terms with this terrible news.’
The Friends star laid bare the height of his terrible drug and alcohol addiction battle which nearly cost him his life in a memoir titled ‘Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir’.
Perry also revealed that his colon ruptured as a result of his opioid addiction when he was 49.
Doctors gave him only a two percent chance of survival and he was in a coma for two weeks followed by months more in the hospital.
Perry required 14 surgeries to help repair all of the abdominal damage, and he admitted to having gone to rehab 15 times over the years in hopes of kicking his drug addiction.
At one point during his Friends career, he admits he was taking 55 Vicodin a day and was down to 128 pounds but yet he ‘didn’t know how to stop.’
He told an interviewer in 2016 that he doesn’t remember filming three seasons of Friends.
‘I had this odd rule that I would never drink on a set,’ Perry said. ‘But I went to work in extreme cases of hangover. It’s so horrible to feel that way and have to work and be funny on top of that.’
He even revealed he would go to real estate open houses – not because he was interested in buying property but to see if he could steal drugs from medicine cabinets.
Born on August 19, 1969 in Massachusetts, Perry grew up in Ottawa and was raised by his mother, Suzanne Morrison, a Canadian writer and former press aide for Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
Morrison and Perry’s father were married from 1968 to 1970 and she later married Canadian broadcast journalist Keith Morrison, who has been on Dateline for decades, in 1981.
Source: Daily Mail Online
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