Matthew Perry’s family gathered at his home in Los Angeles just hours after the news broke of the “Friends” star’s death. Perry died in a jacuzzi on Saturday. His mother, Suzanne Morrison, his father, John Bennett Perry, and his stepfather, “Dateline’s” Keith Morrison, were seen visibly emotional as they arrived at the house where Perry passed away.
According to reports from TMZ, first responders rushed to Perry’s home after receiving a cardiac arrest call. Perry was found in his jacuzzi and had drowned. No drugs were found at the scene. TMZ obtained the dispatch audio, which detailed the emergency response to the actor’s house.
In a haunting video that Perry posted just days before his death, he can be seen in a jacuzzi with city lights below. The caption reads, “Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I’m Mattman.” This video has raised speculation about Perry’s mental state leading up to his tragic passing.
Matthew Perry’s parents divorced when he was a young boy, and his mother remarried Keith Morrison in 1981. In his memoir, Perry discusses the challenges he faced growing up as the child of divorced parents. Despite the split, Perry remained in touch with his biological father, John Bennett Perry, who is also an actor. John even made an appearance on an episode of “Friends.” He is also known for his role as the Old Spice sailor in commercials.
In photos shared by Perry on social media, he is seen with his father, captioning the picture, “Here is me and my father John, both holding a beverage.” The beverage, in this case, was soda. Although Matthew and John may not have been extremely close, they had recent interactions and were pictured together.
Matthew Perry’s death has left family, friends, and fans mourning the loss of a beloved actor. The circumstances surrounding his passing have raised questions about his mental and physical well-being. As more details emerge, it is important to remember the impact that Perry had on the entertainment industry and the hearts of those who loved him. His talent and humor will be truly missed.