Matthew Perry’s last social media submit, made simply 5 days earlier than his reported loss of life by obvious drowning, was a picture of the actor in a Jacuzzi.
On Wednesday, October 23, Perry uploaded an Instagram photograph of himself lounging in a sizzling tub with headphones on. “Oh, so heat water swirling round makes you are feeling good? I’m Mattman,” the Associates alum captioned his submit.
Information broke on Saturday, October 28, that Perry, 54, had been discovered lifeless in a jacuzzi at a Los Angeles-area house. In accordance with TMZ, who first reported the information, police rushed to the scene after receiving a name of somebody in cardiac arrest. Representatives for Perry didn’t instantly reply to Us Weekly‘s request for remark.
Perry rose to fame when he landed the position of the sarcastic Chandler Bing on NBC’s Associates. The sitcom premiered in 1994 and ran for 10 seasons. Associates additionally starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer.
Amid the success of Associates, Perry struggled with dependancy behind the scenes. He went to rehab twice, in 1997 and once more in 2001.
“I’ve had numerous ups and downs in my life and numerous great accolades, however the perfect factor about me is that if an alcoholic comes as much as me and says, ‘Will you assist me cease consuming?’ I’ll say, ‘Sure. I understand how to try this,’” he advised The Hollywood Reporter in August 2015. “Once I was in massive bother, it was so public as a result of I used to be on a TV present that 30 million individuals have been watching. The truth that I [am] on TV makes individuals hear a bit of bit extra, so I benefit from that on occasion.”
He continued: “Whenever you’re having a foul day, the perfect factor you are able to do is name someone and ask them how they’re doing and truly concentrate and hearken to the reply to get out of your personal head.”
Perry recounted his struggles in his 2022 autobiography, Associates, Lovers and the Huge Horrible Factor: A Memoir. In accordance with the guide, Perry’s Associates costars repeatedly inspired him to hunt assist.
“In nature, when a penguin is injured, the opposite penguins group round it and prop it up till it’s higher. That is what my costars on Associates did for me,” Perry wrote. “However nonetheless, the dependancy ravaged me. One time, in a scene within the coffeehouse once I’m wearing a go well with, I fell asleep proper there on the sofa, and catastrophe was averted solely when Matt LeBlanc nudged me awake proper earlier than my line; nobody seen, however I knew how shut I’d come.”
When you or anybody you realize is dealing with substance abuse points, name the Substance Abuse and Psychological Well being Companies Administration’s Nationwide Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 at no cost and confidential info 24/7.