Matthew Perry, the star of the popular U.S. TV drama “Friends,” died suddenly last year. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Matthew Perry, the star of the popular U.S. TV drama “Friends,” died suddenly last year.

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Matthew Perry (middle) was on the popular drama “Friends. He had a long struggle with addiction… (’98)

On October 28 (local time), Matthew Perry, an American actor known for the hit drama “Friends,” was found in cardiopulmonary arrest in the bathtub of his home near Los Angeles and was later confirmed dead.

Multiple prescription drugs were found in his home, and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on the body. The results of the examination will be known in a few weeks.

Perry was 54 years old, TMZ and other news outlets reported.

Perry returned home in the morning after exercising on the morning of the 28th. He then asked his assistant to get him a new iPhone and a pair of glasses.

When the assistant returned about two hours later, she found Matthew unconscious in the bathtub at home and called 911. Paramedics rushed to the scene and confirmed that he had died.

Although it is believed that he drowned, prescription antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) medications were found in his home. COPD is a disease that causes airflow obstruction and breathing-related problems.

The disease is often caused by smoking, which can also lead to emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Ms. Perry previously admitted to having been a smoker throughout her life.

Ms. Perry became popular for her role as Chandler Bing on the popular ’90s sitcom “Friends,” starring Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox.

The show ran for 10 seasons from ’94 to ’04, and Ms. Perry appeared in all 234 episodes.’ In 2009, a special reunion episode, “Friends: The Reunion,” was broadcast, in which Ms. Perry also appeared.

Early last week, Ms. Perry posted an eerie photo on Instagram of herself relaxing by the pool at night with headphones on.

Ah, does it feel good to have warm water swirling around you?

and other enigmatic captions.

Perry said she struggled with addictions to drugs and alcohol, especially the narcotic opioid painkiller opioids. She was addicted to Vicodin for years and was in and out of rehab when she appeared on “Friends,” according to the New York Post.

According to the New York Post (electronic edition), Perry opened up about her decades-long struggle with addiction in her memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, published last November. In it, she wrote

《I not only have a disease, I have a bad disease. I’m always being driven to the edge of the wall. I’m dying…Robert Downey Jr. once said of his (heroin) addiction, ‘It’s like having a gun in your mouth and your finger on the trigger, enjoying the taste of the metal.

(Said in court during his 1st arrest) I got it. Even on a good day, even when I’m sober and looking forward, the gun is always with me. The gun is still there. Fortunately, I guess there isn’t enough opiates in the world to get me high anymore.

He confessed to such things as.

Robert Downey Jr. was arrested in 1996 for illegal possession of narcotics and spent a year in California State Prison. In 2001, he was arrested for cocaine possession and sentenced to three years probation and one year in rehab. He later returned to work and became a top Hollywood star with the hit “Iron Man” series.

Perry has been to rehab 15 times and underwent 14 surgeries to reduce the damage to his gastric mucosa caused by alcohol and the narcotic opioid painkiller.

In ’18, he revealed that he nearly died from a gastrointestinal perforation. He was in a coma for two weeks and hospitalized for five months. He also had to use a colostomy bag for nine months.

The doctors told my family that I had a 2% chance of living,” Perry said in the same retrospective.

I was told I had a two percent chance of living,” Perry said in an interview promoting the memoir.

“They put me on ECMO, a machine that does all the breathing for my heart and lungs.

He said.

Last year, Perry claimed that he had spent years and nearly $9 million ($1.305 million) trying to get sober and had finally won.’ He said he had been sober from drugs and alcohol since May 2009. In the midst of all this, his sudden and unexpected death was regrettable – a joint death.

  • Writer Ryo Sakamoto (Writer, former head of the Culture and Society Department of Tokyo Sports Newspaper)

    Writes articles on entertainment, movies, Hollywood information, etc., including the web magazine "PlusαToday". Member of the Japan Film Pen Club.

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