'Friends' star Matthew Perry, 54, found dead at home


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Wow, shocking if true. RIP.

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Heart attack No drugs were found at the scene. He used up his life too quickly.


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He needed someone to be there for him. RIP.

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Oh dear. He was part of my uni days in Friends.

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Very sad to hear that.

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Never watched a single episode of Friends. Too young to die.

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In a 2002 interview with the New York Times, he confessed: “I wanted to be famous so badly. You want the attention, you want the bucks, and you want the best seat in the restaurant. I didn’t think what the repercussions would be. “You have to get famous to know that it’s not the answer. And nobody who is not famous will ever truly believe that”.

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Excesses in life leave a mark in the health and not everybody can recover to live to an old age, unfortunately this seems to be the case.

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Never saw him in Friends; never watched it. But have been watching the West Wing again, and only a few episodes before today, saw him in it. Shocking. Only 54.

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Thorough and honest investigation is needed to explain why a 54 year-old died suddenly from a heart attack.

30 years of opioid and alcohol abuse, a gastric reptile that resulted in several moths of a colostomy bag and an inability to really exercise due to surgical scars.

But sure. It’s some big conspiracy.

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Thorough and honest investigation is needed to explain why a 54 year-old died suddenly from a heart attack.

The reasons are well known already, he was very open about his excesses and problems, no need to allude to some conspiracy, just listen to him talking about his life.

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Nobody chooses to be an alcoholic. It is a genetic ghost on one's shoulders, and maybe you can shrug it off for a time, but it will always return. I am sorry for him.

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Hard to imagine the late 90s early 2000s without Friends. Thanks for the laughs, Chandler Bing.

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Some people are prone to addiction. Add to that copious amounts of money and the pressures of fame...it's a story that has been told many times.

RIP Mr. Bing

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ThubanToday 04:55 pm JST

No more sweeping this under the rug.

So who exactly is sweeping what under the rug?

RIP Matthew Perry- I'm sure your honesty about your life helped more than a few to face up to their problems.

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As information trickles out, it seems the drowning is a result of unconsciousness due to the heart attack.

Regardless, we can all thank him for his service to putting a smile on our faces. Personally, I don't feel he was given the credit he deserved for his roles after Friends, but he's an actor none of us will forget anytime soon.

RIP Matthew Perry and thank you for the laughs!

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I remember seeing that program when I was studied abroad in the US in the late 1990s. I liked the sense of humor expressed in the show.

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A hearth attack after a life of excesses is not something unexpected, even at 54, believing this has to be some kind of conspiracy to "hide the truth" is just grasping at straws and trying to push for an explanation explanation that is more desirable than what actually happened.

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At 54, a sudden heart attack should be thoroughly investigated

Of course it will be. Why would you think otherwise? He’s famous and died young. There will be an autopsy.

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I never liked those hot tubs or saunas in the first place. And then to bring chemicals into the mix.

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