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Matthew Perry, Iconic “Friends” Actor, Passes Away at 54

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

Nasma Ibrahim, Staff Writer

Matthew Perry (far right), as Chandler Big, sips milkshakes along “Friends” cast. Photo//Warner Bros TV

The world is mourning the loss of iconic “Friends” actor Matthew Perry, who passed away at the age of 54 on October 28. Known for his portrayal of the lovable and witty Chandler Bing on the hit TV series, Perry’s death has touched the hearts of fans across the globe.

Matthew Perry’s passing prompted a wave of tributes and emotional reactions from fans, not only in the United States but across the globe.

Perry’s decade-long role in “Friends” established him as a well-known Hollywood actor. Perry’s character, Chandler, became immensely popular due to his relatable humor, realistic portrayal of the challenges of independent living in a big city, and seamless integration of the close-knit social dynamics of the “Friends” group.

Fans have honored Perry in a memorial outside of the New York “Friends” apartment, leaving flowers, candles, and personal notes. One handwritten note expressing a grief and nostalgia that resonates with many: “The One Where We All Lost A Friend.”

“You are so loved and will be missed for generations. Thank you for being our friend,” reads another note.

In addition to the heartfelt memorials, fans worldwide have taken to social media to share their favorite Chandler moments and express their sorrows. Perry’s portrayal of Chandler was incredibly relatable, and his humor left a lasting impact on those who grew up watching “Friends.”

The outpouring of love for Matthew Perry extends to his colleagues and fellow celebrities. A tribute from the “Friends” family, including co-creators Marta Kauffmann and David Crane, executive producer Kevin Bright, and several actors from the show, demonstrated the profound impact Perry had within the entertainment industry. Similar sentiments were shared by his co-stars, including Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox, in a joint statement to people.

Matthew Perry’s legacy as a talented actor and his unforgettable role on “Friends” will continue to be celebrated by fans and colleagues alike. His ability to bring joy and laughter to worldwide audiences will always be remembered, making him a cherished part of television history.

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