Matthew Perry’s pal Athenna Crosby frolicked with the beloved actor simply someday earlier than his obvious drowning — and she or he solely tells Us Weekly that the Mates star was wanting ahead to his “second act” earlier than his premature loss of life.
“He was speaking the entire time and was tremendous excited to be hanging out,” Crosby, 25, solely informed Us Weekly, noting they met by means of a mutual pal. “It was nice. He was in a superb mind-set and speaking about his life and sharing with me humorous tales about his time within the business.”
She added: “He was speaking about how excited he was to have a second act and had struggles that inhibited his performing aspirations however had turned it throughout and was wanting ahead to getting again into it full swing.”
In line with Crosby, she had not identified Perry for very lengthy. Their Friday, October 27, lunch outing on the Lodge Bel-Air was the second time they met up in individual. Whereas she admitted that Perry was “so non-public,” he had been open about his previous struggles. (Perry lengthy struggled with habit, even going to rehab twice.)
“He was very wholesome and speaking about how he was wanting ahead to hitting the pickleball court docket and the way he had gotten very into it,” Crosby, a mannequin and former magnificence queen, informed Us. “He was telling me I wanted to strive it and it was enjoyable. He stated he was reducing weight and getting in form. … He was in a optimistic place and doing so good [and] was being additional wholesome.”
Perry even informed Crosby that he had “actually come again sturdy from” his struggles with alcohol. “He stated for lots of years he was misplaced within the habit and the way he totally got here out on the opposite aspect,” she recalled. “He was clear and didn’t order a drink. In truth, he didn’t even need a drink menu. He was taking all of the temptation out of his life.”
Information broke someday afterward Saturday, October 28, that Perry had died on the age of 54. In line with a number of experiences, native regulation enforcement officers responded to a cardiac arrest name at Perry’s Los Angeles residence. The actor was discovered unresponsive in a scorching tub when the police arrived. The county’s medical expert later confirmed on Sunday, October 29, that Perry had died on the scene. A reason behind loss of life has not been revealed.
“I used to be shocked. I needed to hear it from the information first. I assumed it was so devastating,” Crosby recalled of discovering out that Perry had died. “On the time, I needed to pull [my car] over and browse it and ask myself if it was true. It’s so disturbing as a result of I had simply spoken to him hours earlier than he handed.”
Throughout their ultimate dialog, Crosby famous that Perry appeared “regular and high-quality.” She reiterated: “He was such a superb individual.”
With reporting by Andrea Simpson