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29th Oct 2023

Friends fans share heartbreaking Joey image in tribute to Matthew Perry

Callum Boyle

Matthew Perry

‘Hits so hard’

Friends fans have shared a heartbreaking image of the character Joey in tribute to Matthew Perry.

Perry, best known for his role as Chandler on hit US sitcom Friends, died of an apparent drowning at his home.

He was 54 years old.

A call was received by police in Los Angeles, at 4.07pm local time (12.07am UK time).

The incident at the actor’s home in the Pacific Palisades in LA was treated as a ‘water rescue,’ Sky News reports.

There was no apparent foul play and no confirmed cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.

Tributes have poured in from around the globe. From those who worked with Perry to those who were fans of his work, thousands have shared their memories.

One fan shared a particularly touching tribute, with a picture of the two armchairs Joey and Chandler famously had in their apartment together. In the image, Joey can be seen looking an empty chair besides him.

“Hits so hard,” one fan said.

“Life is short, dear,” a second commented.

A third posted: “This is one of those rare celebrity deaths that really hit you in the stomach This is f*****g tragic. He wasn’t an ‘old’ man, the guy was 54.”

Another wrote: “Joey lost his best friend.

“This hits differently. I’m sad,” another said.

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