Matthew Perry died at his LA home, US outlets have reported (Picture: Invision/AP File)
The actor, best known for playing Chandler Bing in sitcom Friends, shared a picture of himself relaxing in a jacuzzi days before he reportedly died in an apparent drowning.
The 17 Again star, who was relaxing in the hot tub with headphones in as he gazed out over what appears to be the LA skyline, captioned the post: ‘Oh so warm water swirling around you makes you feel good? I’m Mattman.’
With his arm around his beaming father, Perry captioned the post: ‘Here is me, and my father John, both holding a beverage.’
Tributes have been pouring in since US outlets reported that Perry had died at his LA home, with the local police confirming they had gone to the Three to Tango actor’s block ‘for a death investigation of a male in his 50s.’
Perry is best known for playing Chandler Bing in Friends (Picture: NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Perry appeared in every Friends episode until it ended (Picture: NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Among those remembering Perry were his Friends co-stars including Maggie Wheeler, who played Chandler’s on-off girlfriend Janice Hosenstein during the early series of the TV show and often appeared to perform her catchphrase ‘Oh! My! God.’
‘What a loss,’ Wheeler captioned a picture of the pair on Instagram.
‘The world will miss you Matthew Perry. The joy you brought to so many in your too short lifetime will live on.
Perry and his dad both held drinks in their hands (Picture: Instagram/Matthew Perry)
Hollywood heavyweights including Selma Blair and Shannen Doherty have also paid tribute to Perry.
Legally Blonde star Selma Blair described Perry as her ‘oldest boy friend.’
Sharing a throwback picture, she said: ‘All of us loved Matthew Perry, and I did especially. Every day.
‘I loved him unconditionally. And he me. And I’m broken. Broken hearted. Sweet dreams Matty. Sweet dreams.’
In a lengthy tribute, Shannen explained her friendship with Perry dates ‘way back’ and recalled them ‘constantly laughing.’
Reflecting on the mischief they got up to, Shannen remembered: ‘We played dare and Matt had to say ridiculous things to girls at the bar. We just always had fun and supported each other. You would always find us all together in a booth speaking in our own made up language. And yes, Matt always had THAT sense of humor.’
She continued: ‘Matt and I had a date and it was on Valentine’s Day. He wanted to get a reservation at a restaurant in Malibu but couldn’t so my dad got the reservation for him. We went and he talked about my dads Irish persuasiveness the majority of the night.
Perry struggled with addiction throughout his life (Picture: PA)
‘Our friendship spanned a long time. A lifetime really. I know many are hurting, especially our little gang. He will be missed by many and definitely by us. Yes. I could be more poetic or say things better but right now, shock and sadness prevail.’
Perry, who was nominated for an Emmy for his role in Friends, starred alongside Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, and Courteney Cox – who played Perry’s on-screen wife Monica Geller.
The actors reunited on screen for the first time in 2021 after the show ended its celebrated 10-year run in 2004, having become a pop culture phenomenon.
Perry’s other notable TV work includes the short-lived Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, written by West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin, while he also starred in several films, including Fools Rush In, opposite Salma Hayek and his father John.
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His post was just six days before his death.