EntertainmentA glimpse into Matthew Perry's last conversation with "Friends" creators

A glimpse into Matthew Perry's last conversation with "Friends" creators

Matthew Perry died on October 28, 2023.
Matthew Perry died on October 28, 2023.
Images source: © Licensor | AFF/allONS

7:36 AM EDT, November 4, 2023

The shocking news of Matthew Perry's death has left his family, colleagues, and fans devastated. The 54-year-old actor was tragically found dead in his Los Angeles home. Having battled addiction for many years, he remained resilient. Now, the creators of "Friends" have shared insights into their last conversation with him.

Perry passed away on October 28. His assistant discovered his body in his home jacuzzi in Los Angeles. No illegal substances were found in his home, and third-party involvement has been ruled out. As for the cause of death, it remains undetermined at this stage. An autopsy was conducted, with more detailed examinations underway, including waiting for toxicological test results.

Matthew Perry rose to fame through his role as Chandler Bing in "Friends". His career was launched at the age of 24, acting alongside Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, and Matt LeBlanc. His co-stars released a statement to "People":

"We're truly heartbroken by Matthew's passing. We were more than just co-stars on a television show. We were a family. There's so much to say, but for now, we need to grieve and process this profound loss. We will share more when we are ready. Our thoughts are currently with Matthew's family, friends, and all who loved him."

The creators of "Friends", Marta Kauffman and David Crane, were also deeply affected by Perry's death. They disclosed that their conversation with Perry, two weeks prior to his death, showed no signs of an impending tragedy. According to them, he appeared joyful and content.

The producers last spoke to Matthew during the announcement of a "Today" show episode. He seemed to be in a positive state of mind and was in a really good place, making his death all the more shocking.

It was no secret that Perry had a long battle with addiction, having gone to rehab and therapy multiple times. His "Friends" co-stars were well aware of his struggle. Jennifer Aniston was amongst the first to reach out and offer help, something Perry deeply appreciated. He often expressed his gratitude for her support in his hardest times.

Related content