Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing in the TV show “Friends,” passed away on October 28 at 54 years old. The Los Angeles Police Department is still investigating the cause.
Perry faced struggles with addiction but shifted his focus to helping others in his later years. He once stated he wanted to be remembered for his positive impact on people, rather than just his acting. “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates, we are a family,” noted a statement from his “Friends” co-stars.
Though never married and childless, Perry had an undisclosed romantic chapter with Gwyneth Paltrow. “I hope Matthew is at peace at long last. I really do,” Paltrow said, shedding light on their hidden summer fling.
While no foul play is suspected, the LAPD continues its investigation. The outpouring of tributes from celebrities, co-stars, and fans underlines Perry’s lasting impact, both as an entertainer and as a person deeply committed to others.