No, Matthew Perry did not die of cancer. He was never diagnosed with cancer. He was found dead at his home's hot tub. However, his exact cause of death has yet to be revealed.
“I would like to be remembered as somebody who lived well, loved well, was a seeker." This is how Matthew Perry said he wanted to be remembered while he was a guest on a podcast in 2022. Surely, he will be remembered for centuries. His death truly feels like a personal loss as his character, Chandler Bing, was attached to us as a real-life friend.
The 54-year-old actor shocked everyone as he was announced dead this Saturday. On the other hand, we've found that a lot of people have been wanting to know if he died due to cancer. Well, we've got you covered.
Matthew Perry Was Never Diagnosed With Cancer!
Following his addiction to prescribed drugs and alcohol, Matthew Perry (@mattyperry4) suffered from pancreatitis at the time. However, he was never diagnosed with cancer. There is no report that suggests that the Chandler Bing actor had cancer. If so, how did he die? Well, here's a brief detail.
Matthew Perry didn't die because of cancer.
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According to law enforcement officials, Matthew, 54, was discovered dead in his Los Angeles home's hot tub on Saturday. He was unconscious when the authorities discovered him at his house around 4 p.m. The sources did not provide a cause of death; they spoke under anonymity because the probe was still continuing.
Reports suggest no narcotics were discovered at the site. However, a source informed The Times that since prescription medications were found at the property, toxicology will be included in the investigation. Similarly, Perry's representative did not make a comment about his death.
The head of the Robbery Homicide Division of the Los Angeles Police Department that is investigating his death, Capt. Scot Williams stated that "cause of death may not be known for some time, but at this point foul play is not suspected.” The Los Angeles County coroner's office, which formally postponed its conclusion on Sunday in order to conduct additional tests, will determine the cause of death.
A Quick Look at Matthew Perry’s Early Life & Career!
Born in 1969, Matthew Perry was raised in both Canada and Los Angeles following his parents' separation when he was just a year old. His parents are actor John Bennett Perry and former press secretary of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Suzanne Marie Langford.
In the 1980s and early 1990s, he debuted on television with cameos on programs like Beverly Hills 90210 and Charles in Charge as a young actor. He also acted in the film A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon opposing River Phoenix.
Prior to Friends, Matthew Perry starred in multiple small TV series and movies.
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His major break, however, came when he was chosen for the sitcom F riends, which debuted on NBC in 1994 and was originally titled Friends Like Us. The show centers on the lives of six single New Yorkers adjusting to adulthood.
The series took off right away and was the star of the network's popular Thursday-night "Must-See TV" lineup. Perry, along with his co-stars David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow, became mega-stars virtually overnight.
The show could draw in over 50 million live viewers at its peak, which occurred for a Super Bowl episode in 1996 and the 2004 series finale. By the time it ended, cast members were making over $1 million per episode.
Perry stood out among a stellar ensemble cast as Chandler Bing, the charming, wisecracking roommate of Matt LeBlanc's Joey Tribbiani and, subsequently, the love interest of Courtney Cox's careful Monica Geller. With a subtle shift in tone, his stern delivery became a catchphrase inspired by jokes he'd told his boyhood friends.