Matthew Langford Perry

August 19, 1969

54 Year(s)

October 28, 2023



A cherished son of laughter, whose humor and heart resonated through screens, leaving an indelible mark on hearts worldwide.


Matthew Perry, a revered actor, comedian, and producer, tragically passed away on October 28, 2023, at the age of 54, due to an apparent drowning incident at a residence in the Los Angeles area​​. Born on August 19, 1969, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Perry was the son of Suzanne Marie (Langford), a Canadian journalist, and John Bennett Perry, an American actor​​. His lineage includes English, Irish, German, Swiss-German, and French-Canadian ancestry, and he spent his early years in Ottawa, Ontario, where he emerged as a top-ranked junior tennis player in Canada​​.

Perry's acting prowess propelled him to international stardom, particularly for his iconic role as Chandler Bing in the highly-acclaimed sitcom "Friends" (1994-2004). Over the span of his career, Perry amassed a diversified portfolio, gracing films, TV shows, and even video games with his talent​​. Besides "Friends", Perry was recognized for his performances in other endeavors, earning Golden Globe and Emmy nominations, underscoring his enduring legacy in the entertainment sphere​.

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