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Matthew Perry shared how he wanted to be remembered before he died

Matthew Perry shared how he wanted to be remembered before he died

The Friends star died aged 54 yesterday after an apparent drowning

Friends star Matthew Perry once spoke about how he wanted to be remembered in a heartfelt interview before his death.

The actor died yesterday (October 28) of an apparent drowning after reportedly being found in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home, with no apparent foul play suspected.

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed it had 'responded to the 1800 block of Blue Sail Rd for a death investigation on a male 4.10pm this afternoon'.

The Friends star's death was treated as a 'water rescue', according to a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson. However, no official cause of death has been announced and an investigation remains ongoing.

NBC - which aired Friends - confirmed the tragic news of the beloved actor's death in a statement, writing: "We are incredibly saddened by the too soon passing of Matthew Perry.

The star played Chandler Bing on Friends.
NBC

"He brought so much joy to hundreds of millions of people around the world with his pitch-perfect comedic timing and wry wit. His legacy will live on through countless generations."

As tributes continue to flood in for the star, a heartbreaking clip of Perry detailing how he wanted to be remembered has resurfaced.

The interview came as part of the press tour for his memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir, which hit shelves last year and saw the actor bravely open up about his struggles with addiction.

Tributes have come flooding in.
Mike Pont/WireImage

When asked how he'd like to be remembered, Perry said: "I would like to be remembered as somebody who lived well, loved well, was a seeker and his paramount thing is that he wants to help people.

"That's what I want."

His response was met with claps and cheers from the audience at the time, and now fans are reacting to the resurfaced clip after leaning of his tragic death.

"And we’ll make sure you’ll be remembered that way," wrote one fan.

"I’m still unsure how to take this news. Rest in Peace Matthew! You gave comfort to diverse of generations, blessed us with laughter, stayed with us on our good and bad days. I hope you went to a better place. Thank you for giving us Chandler Bing," said another, while a third said they were left 'speechless' by the news.

Tributes have also come flooding from fellow friends and co-stars, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was friends with the actor in their school days, writing on X: “Matthew Perry’s passing is shocking and saddening. I’ll never forget the schoolyard games we used to play, and I know people around the world are never going to forget the joy he brought them.

“Thanks for all the laughs, Matthew. You were loved – and you will be missed.”

Meanwhile, Maggie Wheeler, who played Perry's on-screen girlfriend Janice, wrote: "What a loss.The world will miss you Mathew Perry. The joy you brought to so many in your too short lifetime will live on. I feel so very blessed by every creative moment we shared."

Featured Image Credit: RnBMaster/X

Topics: Celebrity, Friends, TV and Film, US News, World News, Matthew Perry