Matthew Perry’s latest Instagram post shows him relaxing in his hot tub just days before sources said this TMZ The actor died at the age of 54.
Law enforcement sources told the outlet the Friends star drowned and claim he was found in a hot tub on Saturday at a house in Los Angeles after first responders were called to the scene for a cardiac arrest.
TMZ also reported that no drugs were found at the scene and there was no evidence of crime.
Matthew’s last Instagram post was posted five days ago and shows him sitting in a hot tub at night with headphones on and looking out at the city.
He captioned the photo: “Oh so warm water swirling around makes you feel good?” I’m Mattman.
Tragic: Matthew Perry’s latest Instagram post shows him relaxing in his hot tub, just days before sources told TMZ that the actor had died at age 54
Devastating: Law enforcement sources told the outlet the Friends star drowned and claimed he was found in a hot tub at a Los Angeles home on Saturday after first responders were called to the scene for a cardiac arrest
Haunting: Matthew’s last Instagram was posted five days ago. He wrote: “Oh, such warm water swirling around makes you feel good?” I’m Mattman
Matthew became famous for his role as Chandler Bing on the hit 90s sitcom “Friends,” which ran for ten seasons.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the LAPD and Perry’s media department for comment.
Matthew has spoken publicly openly about his problems with drugs and alcohol.
He first went to rehab in 1997 because he was reportedly suffering from a painkiller addiction after a jet ski accident.
After this first stay, he went to rehab again in 2001 and 2011. In an interview in 2016, he said that he didn’t remember filming three seasons of Friends.
A long-time friend of Matthew’s who was in recovery with him told DailyMail.com: “Everyone is in complete shock.” People are crying on the phone and struggling to accept this news.
“It’s no secret that he has struggled with drugs and alcohol for years, but when I last spoke to him, which was a few weeks ago, he seemed fine.” He was upbeat and sounded sober and positive .
“He was in rehab 17 times and almost died from opioid abuse, but he was someone who was sincere about taking his own life and losing his sobriety every day.”
Fan Favorite Role: Matthew rose to fame for his role as Chandler Bing on the hit ’90s sitcom “Friends,” which ran for ten seasons
Truth be told, Matthew spoke openly about his problems with drugs and alcohol. He first went into rehab in 1997 for an alleged painkiller addiction following a jet ski accident
Sad: After this first stay, he went to rehab again in 2001 and 2011. He told an interviewer in 2016 that he didn’t remember filming three seasons of Friends (LR): Lisa Kudrow, Matthew, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt Le Blanc
“This is such tragic news.” Everyone is praying that he doesn’t relapse. Matt was a really nice guy. He was always the first to welcome newcomers to the group and was always willing to help and assist.
“We are all finding it difficult to come to terms with this terrible news.”
Last year he published his memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir.
Matthew revealed the culmination of his horrific battle with drug and alcohol addiction which almost cost him his life.
He revealed that his colon ruptured at the age of 49 as a result of his opioid addiction.
Doctors gave him only a two percent chance of survival and he was in a coma for two weeks, followed by months more in the hospital.
Matthew required 14 surgeries to repair all abdominal damage and admitted to going to rehab 15 times over the years in the hope of kicking his drug addiction.
At one point during his Friends career, he admitted he was taking 55 Vicodin a day and was down to 128 pounds, but still “didn’t know how to stop.”
Ehrlich: Last year he released his memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir, in which he revealed the culmination of his horrific battle with drug and alcohol addiction
He told an interviewer in 2016 that he didn’t remember filming three seasons of Friends.
“I had a weird rule that I would never drink on set,” Matthew said. “But in extreme cases I’ve gone to work with a hangover. “It’s so horrible to feel like that and have to work and be funny on top of that.”
He even revealed that he would go to real estate open houses – not because he was interested in buying a property, but to see if he could steal drugs from medicine cabinets.
Matthew has never married and recently ended his engagement to Molly Hurwitz, a talent manager, in 2021.
He dated several well-known actresses, including Julia Roberts and Lizzy Caplan.