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Matthew Perry’s haunting last Instagram post: Friends star relaxes in jacuzzi just days before tragic ‘death from drowning’ aged 54


Matthew Perry‘s last Instagram post shows him relaxing in his jacuzzi, just days before sources told TMZ the actor has died aged 54.

Law enforcement sources told the outlet the Friends star drowned and claim he was found in a jacuzzi on Saturday at a home in Los Angeles after first responders were called to the scene for a cardiac arrest.

TMZ also reported that no drugs were found at the scene and there was no indication of foul play.

Matthew’s last Instagram was posted five days ago and sees him sitting in a jacuzzi at night while wearing headphones and looking out over the city.

He captioned the photo: ‘Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I’m Mattman’. 

Tragic: Matthew Perry 's last Instagram post shows him relaxing in his jacuzzi, just days before sources told TMZ that the actor has died aged 54

Tragic: Matthew Perry ‘s last Instagram post shows him relaxing in his jacuzzi, just days before sources told TMZ that the actor has died aged 54

Devastating: Law enforcement sources told the outlet the Friends star drowned and claim he was found in a jacuzzi on Saturday at a home in Los Angeles after first responders were called to the scene for a cardiac arrest

Devastating: Law enforcement sources told the outlet the Friends star drowned and claim he was found in a jacuzzi on Saturday at a home in Los Angeles after first responders were called to the scene for a cardiac arrest

Haunting: Matthew's last Instagram was posted five days ago. He wrote: 'Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I'm Mattman'

Haunting: Matthew’s last Instagram was posted five days ago. He wrote: ‘Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I’m Mattman’

Matthew rose to fame for his role as Chandler Bing on the hit 90s sitcom Friends, which ran for 10 seasons.

DailyMail.com has contacted the LAPD and Perry’s media relations for comment.

Matthew has been candid publicly about his problems with drugs and alcohol

He first went to rehab in 1997 for what was said to a pain medication addiction after a jet skiing accident. 

Following this initial stint, he then went to rehab again in 2001 and 2011. He told an interviewer in 2016 that he doesn’t remember filming three seasons of Friends. 

A longtime friend of Matthew’s – who was in recovery with him – told DailyMail.com: ‘Everyone is in a total state of shock. People are crying on the phone and struggling to accept this news.

‘It’s no secret that he struggled with drugs and alcohol for years but the last time I spoke to him, which was within the last few weeks, he seemed to be in a good place. He was upbeat and sounded sober and positive.

‘He’d been to rehab 17 times and nearly died from opioid abuse but he was someone who was sincere about taking his life, and his sobriety, one day at a time.

Fan-favourite role: Matthew rose to fame for his role as Chandler Bing on the hit 90s sitcom Friends, which ran for 10 seasons

Fan-favourite role: Matthew rose to fame for his role as Chandler Bing on the hit 90s sitcom Friends, which ran for 10 seasons 

Honest: Matthew was candid about his problems with drugs and alcohol. He first went to rehab in 1997 for what was said to be a pain medication addiction after a jet skiing accident

Honest: Matthew was candid about his problems with drugs and alcohol. He first went to rehab in 1997 for what was said to be a pain medication addiction after a jet skiing accident 

Sad: Following this initial stint, he then went to rehab again in 2001 and 2011. He told an interviewer in 2016 that he doesn't remember filming three seasons of Friends (L-R) Lisa Kudrow, Matthew, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt Le Blanc

Sad: Following this initial stint, he then went to rehab again in 2001 and 2011. He told an interviewer in 2016 that he doesn’t remember filming three seasons of Friends (L-R) Lisa Kudrow, Matthew, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt Le Blanc 

‘It’s such tragic news. Everyone is praying he didn’t relapse. Matt was a genuinely lovely guy. He was always the first to welcome newcomers to the group and would always volunteer to help and be of service.

‘We are all struggling to come to terms with this terrible news.’

Last year, he published a memoir titled Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir.

Matthew laid bare the height of his terrible drug and alcohol addiction battle which nearly cost him his life.

He revealed that his colon ruptured as a result of his opioid addiction when he was 49.

Doctors gave him only a two percent chance of survival and he was in a coma for two weeks followed by months more in the hospital.

Matthew required 14 surgeries to help repair all of the abdominal damage, and he admitted to having gone to rehab 15 times over the years in hopes of kicking his drug addiction.

At one point during his Friends career, he admits he was taking 55 Vicodin a day and was down to 128 pounds but yet he ‘didn’t know how to stop.’

Candid: Last year, he published a memoir titled Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir where he laid bare the height of his terrible drug and alcohol addiction battle

Candid: Last year, he published a memoir titled Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir where he laid bare the height of his terrible drug and alcohol addiction battle

He told an interviewer in 2016 that he doesn’t remember filming three seasons of Friends. 

‘I had this odd rule that I would never drink on a set,’ Matthew said. ‘But I went to work in extreme cases of hangover. It’s so horrible to feel that way and have to work and be funny on top of that.’

He even revealed he would go to real estate open houses – not because he was interested in buying property but to see if he could steal drugs from medicine cabinets.

Matthew never married and recently ended his engagement to Molly Hurwitz, a talent manager, in 2021. 

He dated several well-known actresses including Julia Roberts and Lizzy Caplan. 



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