On Friday, actor Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the popular sitcom Friends, passed away at the age of 54. According to TMZ, law enforcement officers responded to a call for cardiac arrest and found Perry unresponsive in his jacuzzi.
No drugs were reported to have been present at the scene.
Prior to his death, Perry had reportedly played two hours of pickleball on Saturday morning before sending his assistant out on errands.
Upon returning home later that day, the assistant discovered him unresponsive and immediately called 911.
Following news of his passing, a post from earlier this year in which he was selling Friends-themed “Could I BE anymore vaccinated?” shirts resurfaced online.
This was an allusion to one of Chandler’s long-standing catchphrases: “Could I BE anymore…?”
In the caption of the post, “Perry wrote Could I BE Any More Vaccinated? Get your shot and then get your shirt. Shop the entire collection at http://represent.com/matthewperry Only available for a limited time.”
— matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) May 24, 2021
Matthew Perry has shared a photo of himself wearing some brand-new Friends merchandise.
Some of the most memorable comments from Chandler Bing in the long-running sitcom began with him saying: “Could I BE anymore…?”
This clearly inspired the T-shirt Perry is seen wearing in his latest Instagram post, which reads: “Could I BE anymore vaccinated?”
In the caption, Perry encourages fans to get the vaccine, stating: “Get your shot and then get your shirt.”
According to Perry’s Instagram, all proceeds of the pro-vaccine gear were donated to the WHO.
Perry wrote, “What is this, a limited edition t-shirt for charity? For two weeks only, I’m releasing an apparel collection! Proceeds will support the World Health Organization’s COVID 19 relief efforts.”
What is this, a limited edition t-shirt for charity? For two weeks only, I'm releasing an apparel collection! Proceeds will support the World Health Organization's COVID 19 relief efforts. Banana not included. Available at: https://t.co/dYExcFrkNb pic.twitter.com/9Gp2qU1viJ
— matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) December 4, 2020
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