Matthew Perry, who starred as Chandler Bing on "Friends," died Saturday in an apparent drowning accident at his Los Angeles home, law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times. No foul play is suspected. He was 54.
On "Friends," Perry starred alongside Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow in the comedy about a tight-knit group of friends living in New York City.
The quirky role earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2002. He also enjoyed four other nominations for the prestigious TV acting award, including two for his turn as Joe Quincy on "The West Wing."
("Friends" was a production of Warner Bros. Television, which is owned by CNN's parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery.)
The show helped bolster Perry's career and he soon landed roles on the big screen in 1997's "Fools Rush In," "Almost Heroes" in 1998 and "The Whole Nine Yards" in 2000.
In November 2022, he published a memoir titled "Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing." He was candid in recent years about his struggles with addiction, which he battled even at the height of his career.
"We are devastated by the passing of our dear friend Matthew Perry. Matthew was an incredibly gifted actor and an indelible part of the Warner Bros. Television Group family," Warner Bros. Television Group said in a statement to CNN. "The impact of his comedic genius was felt around the world, and his legacy will live on in the hearts of so many. This is a heartbreaking day, and we send our love to his family, his loved ones, and all of his devoted fans."