The show ‘Friends’ first aired in 1994 and was an instant hit. It became a pop culture landmark and has been syndicated all over the globe. Fans fell in love with characters like Joey, Rachel, and Chandler for their humor and personalities. However, recently, fans of the show received a piece of news that has sent shockwaves through the community.

Matthew Perry, the actor who portrayed Chandler on the show, passed away on Saturday. The news comes as a shock as Perry was just 54. The fans of the actor have been sharing their condolences for the star and his family online. And UFC legend Dan Henderson has also sent in his heartfelt respects for the 90’s TV icon.

UFC legend joins fans to show respect for Matthew Perry 


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It was reported that Perry had been found dead on Saturday in a hot tub at his residence.  The reports also indicate that the cause of death is yet to be revealed due to an ongoing investigation. According to information available at the moment, the star was found unresponsive at his Los Angeles home.

Matthew Perry got his break in the entertainment world as a child actor. He also appeared alongside River Phoenix in the film, “A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon”. But his leap to success began with his casting on ‘Friends’ as Chandler Bing. His sarcastic persona on the show and chemistry with Matt LeBlanc’s character ‘Joey’ led to him becoming a fan favorite during the show’s heyday.

As the news of his passing has made its way across the globe, a former UFC legend, Dan Henderson has joined the fans to show his respects for the actor. Henderson, a legend in the MMA community for his stints in PRIDE FC, Strikeforce, and the UFC, shared his words of condolence for the star.

Henderson stated on his Twitter/X account, “Just heard the news about Matthew Perry “Chandler” drowning.  Friends was a classic. RIP”

The statement by Henderson reflects the impact the show had on its audience. And other stars from Hollywood have also joined in to share their thoughts on the difficult loss of a beloved figure in the community.

Hollywood stars share their thoughts amidst news of Perry’s sudden demise

The news of Matthew Perry passing away suddenly stunned everyone. A statement released by Warner Bros. Television Group, the producer of ‘Friends’, stated, “The impact of his comedic genius was felt around the world, and his legacy will live on in the hearts of so many.”


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Selma Blair, the actress known for her roles in blockbuster films like ‘Hellboy’, shared her thoughts on Instagram. She stated, “All of us loved Matthew Perry, and I did especially. Every day.”

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As the investigation into the cause of his death continues, his iconic role as Chandler Bing in ‘Friends’ remains etched in the hearts of millions. The outpouring of condolences and tributes from the Hollywood community, including former UFC legend Dan Henderson, underscores the profound impact Perry had on his audience.


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