We are devastated by the tragic loss of our beloved son and brother, Matthew Perry’s family members wrote in a statement to People magazine. The actor, best known for his role on the series “Friends,” was found dead in his Los Angeles mansion. The creators of the cult series also issued a statement. “It still seems impossible. All we can say is that we feel lucky that he was part of our lives. He was a brilliant talent,” wrote Marta Kauffman, David Crane and Kevin Bright.
Matthew Perry was found dead in his Los Angeles mansion. He was 54 years old. Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department dealing with homicides and robberies do not provide the cause of the actor’s death due to the ongoing investigation. However, American media, citing an anonymous police source, emphasize that no drugs or traces of crime were found at the scene.
Perry’s family on the ‘tragic loss of a beloved son and brother’
Perry’s family released a statement published in People magazine on Sunday. The actor’s relatives wrote that they were “devastated by the tragic loss of their beloved son and brother.”
“Matthew brought so much joy to the world, both as an actor and a friend,” the statement read. “You all meant so much to him and we appreciate the overwhelming outpouring of love,” it added
“The joy, light and blinding intelligence he brought to every moment”
“Friends” co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane and executive producer Kevin Bright also issued a statement. “We are shocked and deeply, deeply saddened by the death of our beloved friend Matthew,” they wrote.
“It still seems impossible. We can only say that we feel happy that he was part of our lives,” we read. “He was a brilliant talent. It’s a cliché to say that an actor plays a role himself, but in the case of Matthew, there are no better words. From the day we first heard him take on the role of Chandler Bing, there was no one else for us.” – they added.
“We will always cherish the joy, light and blinding intelligence that he brought to every moment – not only in his work, but also in life. He was always the funniest person in the room. Moreover, he was the sweetest, had a giving and selfless heart… It truly is this (day – ed.) when our hearts are broken,” wrote the co-creators of the hit series.
An autopsy is scheduled
An autopsy will determine the exact cause of the actor’s death.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Perry, 54, was found unconscious in a hot tub.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey told CNN that the emergency call was received at 4:07 p.m. on Saturday.
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