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A bad fate? What caused the deaths of Matthew Perry and other actors of the Friends series and what connects their deaths

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Actors of the Friends series died of illness and committed suicide

The death of 54-year-old actor Matthew Perry, who played Chandler in the world-famous TV series Friends, came as a shock to fans of the comedy sitcom. He is not the only star of the project who passed away prematurely, but this is the first time death has overtaken the main character.

Many of the actors who were loved by Friends viewers had serious illnesses and difficult fates. OBOZ.UA decided to tell more about their deaths (to see the photos, scroll to the bottom of the page).

Matthew Perry

The actor who played the role of Chandlen, Monica's husband, was recently found dead in his jacuzzi. Preliminary medical reports suggest that Matthew Perry drowned due to cardiac arrest, but the circumstances are still under investigation.

A bad fate? What caused the deaths of Matthew Perry and other actors of the Friends series and what connects their deaths

For many years, the actor suffered from drug addiction, but no illegal substances were found in his home. The death of the 54-year-old artist is shrouded in mystery and theories, one of which is suicide. Read here why fans assume that Perry committed suicide, and read about how other Friends actors reacted to the tragedy here.

A bad fate? What caused the deaths of Matthew Perry and other actors of the Friends series and what connects their deaths

James Michael Tyler

James Michael Tyler, who played the role of Gunther's barista, was the most frequent of all the minor characters in the series. The star's life ended in 2021. At the age of 59, the actor died of prostate cancer. Before his death, he desperately urged men to start getting tested at the age of 40 to avoid the same fate.

A bad fate? What caused the deaths of Matthew Perry and other actors of the Friends series and what connects their deaths

Stan Kirsch

The actor who played the young Ethan, Monica's boyfriend, decided to commit suicide at the age of 51. On January 11, 2020, he was found dead in his home in Los Angeles. Kirsch's death has been ruled a suicide by hanging, but the motives still remain unknown to the public.

A bad fate? What caused the deaths of Matthew Perry and other actors of the Friends series and what connects their deaths

Max Wright

Terry, who was the manager of the coffee shop Phoebe was fired from and the star of the TV series Alf, died at the age of 75 from a relapse of lymphoma, which he had been treated for almost 25 years. The talented actor passed away in 2019.

A bad fate? What caused the deaths of Matthew Perry and other actors of the Friends series and what connects their deaths

Mary Pat Gleason

The funny nurse, who appeared only a few times but was remembered by fans, died at the age of 70 due to cancer. Over the decades of her work onscreen, she created a role for herself as a disgruntled woman who comically plays off irritation and sarcasm.

A bad fate? What caused the deaths of Matthew Perry and other actors of the Friends series and what connects their deaths

OBOZ.UA previously told you what other movies and TV series Matthew Perry starred in besides Friends. He was not only an impeccable comedy actor, but also did a great job with dramatic roles.

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