Friends' Star: Matthew Perry Dead At 54 After Apparent Drowning

‘The incident is under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division’

Friends' Star: Matthew Perry Dead At 54 After Apparent Drowning

The cherished actor, Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Bing on "Friends," has passed away at 54.

Perry's death is being looked into by Los Angeles police, a law enforcement source told CNN. According to the source, there are presently no signs of foul play, but the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division is still looking into the matter.

Perry passed away on Saturday at his Los Angeles home after what seemed to be a drowning accident, according to law enforcement officials cited by the Los Angeles Times.

"We are deeply saddened by our beloved friend Matthew Perry's loss. Warner Bros. Television Group said in a statement to CNN that Matthew was "an incredibly gifted actor and an indelible part of the Warner Bros. Television Group family." “His humorous brilliance had an international influence, and he will always be remembered in the hearts of many people. We express our condolences to his family, friends, and all of his loyal followers on this tragic day.”

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Brian Humphrey told CNN that at 4:07 pm, a 911 call regarding a water rescue emergency was received.

Perry was raised in Ottawa, Canada, following his parents' divorce. He was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, to an actor father and a journalist mother.

Perry developed into one of Canada's best tennis players by pursuing his love of the game throughout his childhood. After coming to live with his father in Los Angeles as a teenager, the younger Perry also became interested in acting.

In the 1979 drama "240-Robert," Perry had his first role with credit, albeit a tiny one. Afterward, he was given more small roles in television programs such as "Silver Spoons," "Charles in Charge," and "The Tracey Ullman Show."

Together with Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, and Lisa Kudrow, Perry appeared in the sitcom "Friends," which was set in a close-knit community of New York City pals.

The trio achieved a degree of celebrity seldom seen on television or anywhere else, and they became mainstays of NBC's unrivaled “Must-See TV” program.

The performers notably bargained together to become some of the best-paid actors on a television series at the time, and off-screen, they became as close as their on-screen personas.

Perry's career took off thanks to the program, and he quickly secured big-screen parts in "Almost Heroes" (1998), "Fools Rush In" (1997), and "The Whole Nine Yards" (2000).