I saw Matthew Perry was trending tonight on Twitter and I had a very bad feeling.
Sadly, Matthew Perry has reportedly died at age 54 of an apparent drowning.
🚨BREAKING: Matthew Perry has died aged 54 after an apparent drowning, TMZ reports pic.twitter.com/vKXhaWLJqU
— Ian Jaeger (@IanJaeger29) October 29, 2023
Matthew Perry dead at 54 after apparent drowning 🙏 pic.twitter.com/i2IIJyRrxV
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) October 29, 2023
— New York Post (@nypost) October 29, 2023
The NY Post reports there were no drugs found or foul play suspected:
Matthew Perry has died at the age of 54, TMZ has reported.
The beloved “Friends” star was reportedly discovered dead in the jacuzzi of an L.A.-area home on Saturday afternoon.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that first-responders rushed to the address with the call first reported as a cardiac arrest.
They added that no drugs found at the scene and no foul play is suspected.
Perry rose to fame playing fan-favorite Chandler for 10 seasons on the immensely popular ’90s Sitcom “Friends.”
He had a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, which he has been candid about since getting sober, opening up about his addictions in a memoir he published last year.
During a publicity tour for the tome last year, the star revealed that he almost died in 2018 due to a gastrointestinal perforation.
On a related note, I’ll never understand the debate about Seinfeld vs. Friends….
To me, that’s not even the question.
Friends may have been a feel good, comfort show, but it wasn’t “funny”.
The real debate is Seinfeld vs. Frasier.
Two brilliantly written masterpieces.
But “Smelly Cat”?
Sorry, I just never found it funny, even in the slightest.
Let me put it in basketball terms….
LeBron isn’t even in the Top 2 conversation.
It’s not LeBron vs. Mike, it’s KOBE vs. Mike.
In other words….
Michael Jordan = Seinfeld
Kobe Bryant = Frasier
LeBron = Friends
RIP Matthew Perry.