News broke over the weekend that the Friends star – who played Chandler Bing in the popular TV sitcom – had tragically passed away aged 54.
Perry was reportedly found unresponsive in his hot tub at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday. The incident was allegedly treated as a water rescue.
TMZ first reported on the story – citing that first responders were called to Perry’s house after he reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest.
According to the Los Angeles Times, law enforcement sources have said no drugs were found at the scene.
NBC added that the case was being treated as a ‘death investigation with no signs of foul play’.
Perry’s cause of death is yet to be officially disclosed.
Just five days before his death, the 17 Again actor took to Instagram and shared a photograph of himself sitting in his jacuzzi while wearing headphones.
The caption of the post reads: “Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I’m Mattman.”
‘Mattman’ was a name Perry used when posting on social media – he usually made references and used imagery relating to Batman.
Perry’s previous post was a video of the moon and he penned: “Do you understand what I’m trying to tell you? – I’m Mattman.”
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Meanwhile, on X (previously known as Twitter), he posted: “Let’s make stigmas a stigma. -I’m Mattman #mentalhealth.”
Fans of The Whole Nine Yards actor commented on his final Instagram post to pay tribute to him.
“You have no idea how many lives you touched,” writes one person.
A second fan pens: “Thank you for everything, you didn’t just play a character, you were a friend to all of us, making us laugh when life had no jokes. Thank you, Chandler Bing. We will continue to laugh with you…”
Someone else adds: “Thanks for all those happy, lovely and beautiful moments you created for us. You’ll never be forgotten.”
“Feels like I lost a friend, never cried so hard for a celebrity but you, thank you for the laughs you will forever be my Chandler. Rest easy Mattman,” another person says.
A fifth fan writes: “We knew you as Chandler, the jolly character who makes jokes out of anything, but I learned about your real life struggles too and admired you even more than that TV show character.
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“You fought hard to live this life and to not just exist. I hope it’s peaceful on the other side. Rest easy, Matthew.”
The Fools Rush In star released a memoir – called ‘Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing’ – in November 2022, in which he candidly spoke about his struggles with addiction.
He recalled how it was his co-star Jennifer Aniston who called him out over his addictions while they were filming Friends.
Perry wrote: “I had long since gotten over her – ever since she started dating Brad Pitt, I was fine – and had worked out exactly how long to look at her without it being awkward, but still, to be confronted by Jennifer Aniston was devastating.”
He then said Aniston told him: “I know you’re drinking.”
Discussing this moment, Perry said: “I was the injured penguin, but I was determined to not let these wonderful people, and this show, down.
“‘We can smell it’, she said, in a kind of weird but loving way, and the plural ‘we’ hit me like a sledgehammer.”