NRarely has a death shocked Hollywood as much as that of Matthew Perry. As the charmingly sarcastic Chandler Bing in Friends, he became one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors of the 1990s.
In his 2022 memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Bad Thing, Perry also opened up to fans about his addiction to alcohol and drugs—the “big, bad thing.” The actor wrote about his first excesses with wine and beer at the age of fourteen, up to 55 painkillers a day on the set of Friends and about the filming of the comedy Divorce Is Sweet, which he had to endure. Take a break in 2002 to go to rehab. Get rid of cocaine and the synthetic opioid methadone. “A man takes one drink,” Perry wrote, “the drink takes away the rest.”
Source: Frantfurter Allgemeine
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