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Matthew Perry Dies

Actor Matthew Perry, best known for his role in NBC's top-rated sitcom "Friends," died Saturday at the age of 54. Initial reports suggest the actor accidentally drowned in a hot tub at his home in Los Angeles, though no official cause of death has yet been reported.

Born in Massachusetts and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Perry was cast at age 24 as the witty Chandler Bing on the internationally successful "Friends," a show depicting the lives of six young New Yorkers. The show and its now-iconic actors—including Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc—earned over 60 Emmy nominations and won six while each of the sitcom's 10 seasons ranked among the year's most-watched series. The sitcom remains popular on streaming services.

Amid his success, Perry dealt for years with complications from addiction to painkillers and alcohol, a side of his life detailed in a 2022 memoir. Perry was publicly sober as of his death, according to reports. Watch highlights of Perry on "Friends" here.

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