Celebrities, actors and leisure and political leaders shared tributes to Matthew Perry, who starred on the hit tv sequence “Mates” and died on Saturday on the age of 54.
His demise was confirmed by Capt. Scot Williams of the Los Angeles Police Division’s robbery-homicide division. Though there was no quick explanation for demise, there was no indication of foul play.
On social media on Sunday, Perry’s followers and colleagues celebrated the actor, who performed the sardonic Chandler Bing on greater than 200 episodes of the NBC sitcom “Mates,” which adopted a gaggle of younger professionals dwelling in Manhattan.
On the present, Perry starred with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow.
Followers and colleagues remembered Perry for his appearing expertise and kindness.
The present’s Fb web page stated: “He was a real reward to us all. Our coronary heart goes out to his household, family members, and all of his followers.”
NBC, which aired “Mates” from 1994 to 2004, stated on Fb that Perry “introduced a lot pleasure to lots of of hundreds of thousands of individuals all over the world together with his pitch excellent comedic timing and wry wit.”
The community added, “His legacy will reside on by numerous generations.”
“Saturday Evening Reside” featured a black-and-white tribute card of Perry on the finish of this weekend’s broadcast. He hosted the present in 1997.
Morgan Fairchild, who performed Chandler Bing’s mom on “Mates,” wrote on social media that she was “heartbroken in regards to the premature demise of my ‘son’, Matthew Perry.”
“The lack of such an excellent younger actor is a shock,” she stated.
Maggie Wheeler, who portrayed Chandler’s on-again, off-again girlfriend Janice and who had a memorable snort on “Mates,” posted a photograph of herself with Perry on Instagram.
“What a loss,” she wrote. “The world will miss you.” Wheeler added: “The enjoyment you delivered to so many in your too brief lifetime will reside on.”
Perry, who grew up in Ottawa, was additionally mourned by Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, who was a childhood good friend.
“Matthew Perry’s passing is stunning and saddening,” Trudeau said. “I’ll always remember the schoolyard video games we used to play, and I do know individuals all over the world are by no means going to overlook the enjoyment he introduced them.”
The Ottawa Senators hockey group additionally paid tribute to Perry, writing, “Saddened to be taught in regards to the passing of Matthew Perry, one in every of Ottawa’s proudest sons and 𝑡ℎ𝑒 largest hockey fan.” The submit included a clip of Perry attending a recreation.
The actress Selma Blair, who appeared in an episode of “Mates,” posted a photograph of herself with Perry on Instagram. She described him as “my oldest boy good friend.”
She added: “All of us cherished Matthew Perry, and I did particularly. Each day. I cherished him unconditionally. And he me. And I’m damaged. Damaged hearted. Candy goals Matty. Candy goals.”
In an Instagram story, the actress Rumer Willis recalled hanging round Perry and her father, Bruce Willis, once they labored on motion pictures collectively, together with the 2000 movie “The Entire 9 Yards.”
She stated that Perry “was so sort and humorous and candy with my sisters and me and I feel his bodily Comedy and that film nonetheless makes me snort a lot.”
“I do know he had many challenges in his life and introduced numerous pleasure to individuals together with his comedy,” Willis continued, including, “I hope he can relaxation peacefully.”