Friends TV comedy star Matthew Perry dies at 54


October 29, 2023


Friends TV comedy star Matthew Perry dies at 54

US actor Matthew Perry/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES: US actor Matthew Perry, best known for playing Chandler Bing in the hit ’90s TV sitcom Friends, has died at the age of 54, according to US media report.

The actor was found dead at his home in his Los Angeles, police said.

Friends, which followed the fortunes of six young friends living in New York City, aired from 1994 until 2004.

Its final episode was watched by 52.5 million in the US, making it the most-watched TV episode of the 2000s, BBC reported.

Warner Bros TV, which produced Friends, said “we are devastated by the passing of our dear friend Matthew Perry”.

Born in Massachusetts in 1969, Perry was raised in Ottawa, Canada, where he attended elementary school with Justin Trudeau, who later became Canadian prime minister, according to BBC.

But he became an international star on Friends, a show which followed the lives of six New Yorkers navigating dating, careers and friendship, the report said.

Perry also appeared in several films, including Fools Rush In, Almost Heroes and the Whole Nine Yards.

(Inputs from BBC)