In Loving Memory of Matthew Perry: 20+ Iconic Photos

Beloved actor Matthew Perry, renowned for his role in Friends, passed away at the age of 54 due to a tragic incident on Saturday (Oct. 28). 

Following a cardiac arrest call, authorities arrived at a residence in the Los Angeles area, where they found Perry unresponsive in a jacuzzi, according to law enforcement officials.

It’s important to note that no drugs were discovered at the scene, and there is no suspicion of foul play. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told PEOPLE that they responded to a call reporting the death of a man in his fifties at Perry’s residence, although they refrained from confirming his identity.


Reflect on Matthew Perry’s life and career in a series of photographs spanning more than 30 years below.


Perry with his 82-year-old father, John Bennett Perry. The actor took to his Instagram and wrote, “Here is me, and my father John, both holding a beverage.” Photo via Matthew Perry / Instagram


Perry at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival to promote his new book, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir. The actor posted to his Facebook page, “Oh Canada, how I’ve missed you! So nice being back to my home country to share a glimpse of my story with you all. To all of you who have come out to listen to me speak about my journey at @hotdocs_ – it means the world, thank you. #friendsloverbook” Photo via Matthew Perry / Facebook


Matthew Perry published his memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” in 2022.


Perry opens up about hard-fought battle with addiction with ABC News in 2022. Photo via ABC News/YouTube


Perry and his goddaughter, Tara, at the US Open Tennis Championship. Photo via Matthew Perry / Instagram


“Friends” cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer return to the show’s original soundstage for Friends: The Reunion, a celebration of the sitcom. Photo via HBO Max


Perry took to his Instagram to promote the first edition of cast merchandise from the first three seasons of “Friends.” Excited to share our first ever limited edition cast merchandise collection that we’ve been designing together over the past several months. It’s available for a limited time only at never to be sold again! This first collection features our favorite moments from @friends seasons 1-3. Photo via Matthew Perry/Instagram


Photo via Matthew Perry/Instagram


Perry and Jennifer Morrison attend “The Circle” Premiere at the BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 26, 2017 in New York City. Photo via Theo Wargo/Getty Images


Matthew Perry is a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in Season 4.


Perry poses at a photocall for “The End Of Longing”, a new play which he wrote and stars in at The Playhouse Theatre, on February 8, 2016 in London, England. Photo via David M. Benett / Getty Images


Perry and his “Friends” co-star Lisa Kudrow attend Phoenix House’s 12th annual Triumph for Teens Awards Gala on June 15, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California. Photo via Jason Kempin / Getty Images


Perry poses for pictures at Magic Radio on April 1, 2015 in London, England. Photo via Alex B. Huckle / Getty Images


Perry at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Show.


Perry speaks onstage during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Photo via Kevin Winter / Getty Images


Matthew Perry photographed in New York by USA TODAY during a promotional tour for his TV show “Mr. Sunshine” on Feb. 2, 2011. Photo via Todd Plitt / USA TODAY


Zac Efron and Matthew Perry are photographed by USA TODAY at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles on April 5, 2009, for their film “17 Again.” Photo via Dan MacMedan / USA TODAY


Natasha Henstridge and Matthew Perry in “The Whole Ten Yards.” Photo via Frank Masi / Warner Bros.


The cast of “Friends,” Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer, at the 54th Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in 2002. Photo via Robert Hanashiro / USA TODAY


Perry, who won the GQ Men of the Year Award for television comedy, and Michael J. Fox, who received the Men of the Year Award for courage, stand together on Oct. 26, 2000, at the Beacon Theater in New York City. Photo via Henny Abrams, AFP / Getty Images


David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, and Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani in a 2000 photo. Photo via WARNER BROS


Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer of “Friends” are seen  at the 5th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 1999. Photo via Jim Smeal/Ron Galella/Getty Images


“Friends” Cast Members Out On The Town. Matthew Perry & Jennifer Aniston at the advance screening for the movie “Kissing A Fool” in 1998  in Los Angeles, California. Photo via Vinnie Zuffante / Getty Images


Perry with the cast of “Friends” in 1994, promoting the first season of the hit 90’s tv show. Photo via Reisig & Taylor/NBC Universal/Getty Images


Johnny Depp and Matthew Perry are seen at the Limelight in New York City in 1988. Photo via Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

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