Matthew Perry is no more. The actor in the popular 90’s sitcom ‘Friends’, who played the role of Chandler Bing, has passed away. According to the reports, he died at the age of 54. LA Times was the first news outlet to break this to the media world.

Times reported he was found unresponsive in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home on Saturday when someone went to check on him around 4 PM. The police are still investigating the potential cause of the death. Reports indicate that the potential cause of death was an apparent drowning.

When this devastating news hit the internet, heartbroken WWE stars gathered on X and Instagram to mourn the loss of the late Hollywood star. Before we dive into the stars’ reaction, let’s have a glimpse of Perry’s life. Did you know he was a childhood friend of the Canadian Prime Minister?


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Matthew Perry and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went to the same school

Perry was born in Massachusetts, on August 19, 1969, to John Bennett Perry and Suzanne Marie Langford. His parents separated when he was just 1. Born in the US, he was raised in Ottawa, Canada. It is interesting to note that he and Justin Trudeau, the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, attended the same elementary school.


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 When Trudeau got the news of his passing, he reacted on X. He expressed how the news shocked him and made him sad. He reminisced about his childhood days with the deceased actor when they used to play schoolyard games. Praising Perry for being a kindly soul, he claimed that he would always remain in people’s hearts.

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He capped off his goodbye note by saying thank you to his childhood friend for making him laugh and saying that he would miss him greatly. Just like the Canadian Prime Minister, WWE stars also poured out their heart after hearing the news of Perry’s death.

‘RIP Matthew Perry’: The wrestling world react to the devastating news

Kayla Braxton went to her X and Instagram to express her emotions on hearing about the shocking demise of Perry. On her Instagram profile, she shared a TMZ post about the late star’s death and wrote OMG NO! in the caption.

Going to her X, she tweeted: “Omg Matthew Perry!?! What! This is so sad. This feels like a personal loss. 🥺😢” Zoey Stark tweeted, “💔 RIP Matthew Perry” on X. Carmella and Alexa Bliss shared photos of the late star on their IG stories and wrote: 💔💔💔 and “This is beyond sad🥺,” respectively.

Mick Foley shared a photo of Perry on his IG profile and sent his condolences to the family of the deceased. He expressed how much he loved Perry’s character in ‘Friends’. He also let his fans know he has been wearing a ‘Friends’ shirt for the past two days.


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Perry starred in many movies and series, but the world loved him for his role in ‘Friends’. The sitcom is one of the most popular series in history and has a separate hardcore fanbase. Just like the WWE stars, this news equally devastated many celebrities and fans all around the world.


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Monika Thapa


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Monika Thapa is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports, who brings a unique blend of fluency in language and passion for the sport to her writing. Having been a fan of WWE since her childhood, Monika writes thought-provoking articles that offer readers deeper insights into the lives of their favorite superstars. She believes that WWE superstars present valuable life lessons that readers can learn from, as seen in her recent piece on Ronda Rousey's workout video.
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