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Matthew Perry, 'Friends' Star, Dies at 54

Fans are grieving the loss of Matthew Perry, best known as Chandler Bing in ''Friends'', who passed away at 54 in his Los Angeles home, having battled addiction despite his successful acting career.

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Fans are mourning the death of Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing in the popular '90s sitcom ''Friends.'' Perry, found dead at 54 in his Los Angeles home, seemingly drowned. Despite his successful acting career, he struggled with addiction, chronicled in a 2022 memoir. The show ''Friends'' remains a cultural icon, reflecting on themes of family, relationships, and more, making it continuously relevant.

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Source: TODAY YouTube channel.

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