The entertainment world lost one of its own Saturday. Multiple reports are saying that Matthew Perry passed away after apparently drowning in his jacuzzi.
Perry was 54.
Both the Los Angeles Times and TMZ reported on Perry’s death, sighting law enforcement sources.
There was no sign of foul play.
Perry became a fixture as the sarcastic, funny and charismatic character on NBC’s hit TV show Friends as Chandler Bing. The sitcom ran for 10 seasons from 1994-2004.
Here’s how the sports world reacted.
— trey wingo (@wingoz) October 29, 2023
He’s a transponster!
RIP Matthew Perry. Sad news.
— Jamey Eisenberg (@JameyEisenberg) October 29, 2023
RIP MATTHEW PERRY
Photos: Friends, NBA Hangtime, 17 Again pic.twitter.com/ULfWvmh69b
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) October 29, 2023
Matthew Perry was a diehard Toronto Blue Jays fan and insisted that Chandler always have a Jays hat in his office.
Gone too soon, man. RIP pic.twitter.com/aaVcnZlKMh
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) October 29, 2023
RIP Matthew Perry 💔 pic.twitter.com/s1VRPQso8j
— Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) October 29, 2023
TMZ said: “We’re told Matthew came home sometime in the AM after a 2-hour round of pickleball, and that he sent his assistant out on errand shortly thereafter. We’re told when the assistant returned about 2 hours later, he discovered Matthew unresponsive … and called 911.”
TMZ: "We're told Matthew came home sometime in the AM after a 2-hour round of pickleball, and that he sent his assistant out on errand shortly thereafter. We're told when the assistant returned about 2 hours later, he discovered Matthew unresponsive… and called 911."
— Steve Lookner (@lookner) October 29, 2023
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) October 29, 2023
Perry made plenty of appearances at Dodger Stadium.
Adam Rich and Matthew Perry at a celebrity baseball game in 1987.
Credits to the owners. pic.twitter.com/55u8Mf7SiP
— Kate (@Kate_MLP) April 25, 2021
He was also an LA Kings fan:
RIP in peace to Matthew Perry
A massive Kings fan who starred in ‘Friends’ as well as other TV shows which got canceled on the days he did rink side interviews pic.twitter.com/ZqnPtmplMQ
— Korked Bats (@korkedbats) October 29, 2023
RIP Matthew Perry pic.twitter.com/SKR2RvUHAf
— New York Basketball (@NBA_NewYork) October 29, 2023
Helped produce this moment at MSG back in 2017. I handed Matthew Perry the puck he’s holding. He was so kind and played along with the whole thing. Rest in peace🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/r0XedWbtVK
— Tim O’Brien (@timobrientv) October 29, 2023
Perry got an early start in acting at the age of 15 when he moved to Los Angeles from his native Canada.
He had roles here and there, but became an international sensation with the star-studded cast as Friends took over the world. His role as Chandler earned him an Emmy nomination in 2002 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy series along with co-star Matt LeBlanc.
The cause of Perry’s death has yet to be confirmed.