Authorities found Matthew Perry dead in his hot tub, multiple outlets reported. He was 54.
Perry rose to stardom in the 1990s as a cast member on the sitcom "Friends."
He struggled with addiction for years, which he partially detailed in his 2022 bestselling memoir.
The actor Matthew Perry has died at 54 after authorities found him unresponsive in his hot tub at his Los Angeles-area home, multiple outlets have reported.
He was best known for playing Chandler Bing on "Friends," and had many other comedic roles on TV, stage, and film.
Last year, Perry wrote a memoir, "Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing," that topped The New York Times' and Amazon's bestseller lists.
Born in 1969, Perry first pursued acting at 15. By the time he graduated from high school in 1988, he'd landed the role of Chazz Russell on the TV series "Second Chance."
He was a regular cast member on "Sydney" from 1990, playing Valerie Bertinelli's character's younger brother.
In the early 1990s, he acted in TV shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Home Free," and "Sibs."
He hit the big time with the role of Chandler Bing in "Friends" and, at 24, was the youngest of the six main cast members.
During the 10 years of "Friends," he became addicted to opioids after a watercrafting accident. He got an Emmy nomination in 2002 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series but lost to Ray Romano for "Everybody Loves Raymond."
By the time "Friends" ended in 2004, Perry was a household name and an international celebrity.
Perry starred in and was executive producer of "Numb" in 2008. The same year, he appeared in the play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" in London.
In 2009, he acted alongside Zac Efron in "17 Again," which was a box-office hit.
In 2011, Perry supported funding for drug courts, which aim to help people recover from substance-abuse disorders, as a celebrity spokesperson.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy gave him the Champion of Recovery award in 2013 for opening a sober-living home in his Malibu residence.
Perry played the lead role in his play "The End of Longing," which premiered in London and went off-Broadway in 2017, but had poor reviews.
In 2018, he was treated at a hospital for gastrointestinal perforation, and almost died when his colon burst from opioid abuse. He spent five months in the hospital recovering.
In 2021, he reunited with his "Friends" costars for "Friends: The Reunion."
He published his memoir, "Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing," last year.
In the last months of his life, Perry bought a $5 million home in the Hollywood Hills and attended events such as the French Open.
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