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"We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our beloved son and brother," said Perry's family in a statement to People. "Matthew brought so much joy to the world, both as an actor and a friend. You all meant so much to him and we appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love."
Perry was found dead at his home in Los Angeles after first responders received a call about a cardiac arrest at the residence, as reported by TMZ. The investigation into Perry's cause of death is still ongoing, though no foul play is suspected.
In response to People's update about the family's statement on Instagram, many fans shared condolences and kind messages for the family, such as one that read, "Through all his personal darkness, he still managed to bring so much light and laughter to so many. What a gift he was. May you be at eternal peace, Matthew. My heartfelt condolences to his loved ones."
Warner Bros. TV also responded to Perry's death with a statement, "We are devastated by the passing of our dear friend Matthew Perry. Matthew was an incredibly gifted actor and an indelible part of the Warner Bros. Television Group family."
"The impact of his comedic genius was felt around the world, and his legacy will live on in the hearts of so many," the statement concluded. "This is a heartbreaking day, and we send our love to his family, his loved ones, and all of his devoted fans."
Along with Friends, Perry starred in memorable films like The Whole Nine Yards and Fools Rush In, as well as TV series like Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Go On, and The Odd Couple, among others.