Matthew Perry posted a heartbreaking final photo with his father John, 82, less than two weeks before he passed away at the age of 54.
In the picture, he can be seen smiling next to his dad while holding cold beverages.
“Here is me, and my father John, both holding a beverage,” he captioned his post, which was shared on October 15.
Fans were quick to mention that he had guest-starred on an episode titled ‘The One With Rachel’s New Dress,’ which featured John as the wealthy father of Tay Donovan’s character Joshua, the boyfriend of Rachel (Jennifer Aniston).
Perry, who played the role Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom, was found dead ‘after drowning in his jacuzzi at home,’ sources revealed to Daily Mail.
Reports also say that no substances were found at the scene and there was no indication of foul play.
In his final Instagram post, he shared photos of him in his pool and wrote: “Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I’m Mattman.”
Perry had been open about his battles with alcohol and drugs. In 1997, he went to rehab for pain medication addiction following a jet skiing accident.
He then went to rehab again in 2001 and 2011.
In a 2016 interview, he revealed that he didn’t remember filming three seasons of friends.
A friend of Perry told Daily Mail: “Everyone is in a total state of shock. People are crying on the phone and struggling to accept this news.
“It’s no secret that he struggled with drugs and alcohol for years but the last time I spoke to him, which was within the last few weeks, he seemed to be in a good place. He was upbeat and sounded sober and positive.
“He’d been to rehab 17 times and nearly died from opioid abuse but he was someone who was sincere about taking his life, and his sobriety, one day at a time.”
The longtime friend continued: “It’s such tragic news. Everyone is praying he didn’t relapse. Matt was a genuinely lovely guy. He was always the first to welcome newcomers to the group and would always volunteer to help and be of service.
“We are all struggling to come to terms with this terrible news.”
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