Published 11/02/2023 12:15
Rio – Athenna Crosby, model and reporter who had lunch with actor Matthew Perry the day before his death, used social media to explain the situation and clarify that the “Friends” star was “completely normal and well” before his passing . Matthew Perry was found dead, aged 54, last Saturday, in the hot tub of his home in Los Angeles, United States.
“I had lunch with Matthew last Friday and someone took a photo of the two of us without my knowledge and without my consent. That photo was published in the tabloids and someone came up with my name. So I had to explain who I am and what was his mental state the day before he died, because there’s a lot of speculation and people want to know what he was like, what we talked about, and I’m here to talk about him just in a very positive and respectful way. “, began the reporter in Instagram Stories.
“Matthew was a low profile celebrity… He was completely normal and well (the day before his death). I discourage any conspiracy or toxic speculation about his departure or what may have caused his death because it is a very tragic situation to all the friends, family and people around the world who loved him. He left a very important legacy. He was doing very well the day before and that’s why I decided to tell this to the media,” he continued.
“I want to pay my respects to his friends, family and people in his community who knew him better than I did. I was just in a crazy situation where they took a picture of me next to him the day before he died. It’s very crazy and I believe that the attention should be around these people (who really knew him)”, he concluded.
Matthew Perry was found dead last Saturday (28), at home in Los Angeles, United States. According to the website “TMZ”, the actor was found in a hot tub. According to the publication, rescuers were called to assist a person suffering from cardiac arrest. No drugs were found near Perry’s location.
In 2022, the actor released the autobiography “Friends, Love and That Terrible Thing”. In the book, he talks openly about drug abuse. In an interview with “People,” Perry revealed that he suffered a gastrointestinal perforation from opioid overuse that nearly killed him in 2018.
In a coma for two weeks, Matthew needed to be hooked up to ECMO, an “artificial lung.” “The doctors said I had a 2% chance of surviving,” he said. “I was put on something called an ECMO machine, which breathes through your heart and lungs. No one survives that,” he reflected.
Matthew Perry debuted on television in 1979, with a small role in the series “240-Robert”. Years later, in 1994, the actor became known worldwide for playing the sarcastic Chandler Bing, in “Friends”. The role earned him three awards, as well as five nominations.
In addition to working alongside Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer, Perry participated in several films and series, such as: “Go On”, “The Good Wife” and “Seventeen Again”.