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Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing in TV sitcom Friends, has died aged 54.
Perry was born in Massachusetts in 1969 and then raised in Ottawa, Canada, where he attended elementary school with Justin Trudeau, who later became Canadian prime minister.
As a teenager, Perry moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor. In the late 1980s, he starred as Chazz Russell in Boys Will Be Boys and as Roger alongside Christina Applegate in teen movie Dance ‘Til Dawn.
But it was his role as Chandler Bing on Friends that catapulted him to global game.
The quick-witted Chandler was famous for his sarcastic one-liners, and the role earned Perry a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2002.
The comedy, also starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow, first aired in 1994 and went on to become one of the most successful shows of all times.
Perry also appeared in several films, including Fools Rush In, Almost Heroes, the Whole Nine Yards and 17 Again.
His most recent role was as Ted Kennedy, the former US senator and brother of assassinated president John F Kennedy, in the 2017 television mini-series The Kennedys: Decline and Fall.
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