Matthew Perrys wish for when I die revealed – and it wasnt to be remembered for Friends

Actor Matthew Perry, who shot to fame in the 90s when he starred as Chandler Bing in Friends, has passed away at the age of 54, and fans have now revealed his wish for after his death.

Matthew, who suffered from drug and alcohol addiction throughout his life, had in recent years turned his former Malibu beach home into a men's sober living facility called Perry House.

He had also advocated for non-violent people suffering from addiction to be given help, rather than facing incarceration.

And it was these things that Matthew hoped to be remembered for after his death.

Speaking to podcaster Tom Power in 2022, one year before his tragic death, Matthew said: "I've had a lot of ups and downs in my life but t he best thing about me, bar none, is that if an acoholic or drug addict comes up to me and says, 'will you help me?' I will aways say 'yes, I know how to do that.

"'I will do that for you, even if I can't always do it for myself.' So I do that, whenever I can. In groups, or one on one."

Discussing the Perry House, and his play The End of Longing, he continued: "I had something important to say to people like me, and to people who love people like me."

Reflecting on his legacy, Matthew then said: "When I die, I know people will talk about Friends, Friends, Friends. And I'm glad of that, happy I've done some solid work as an actor, as well as given people multiple chances to make fun of my struggles on the world wide web…

"But when I die, as far as my so-called accomplishments go, it would be nice if Friends were listed far behind the things I did to try to help other people. I know it won't happen, but it would be nice."

Matthew had suffered from alcohol and drug addiction for a number of years, and opened up about these struggles in his memoir Friends, Lovers, And The Big Terrible Thing, released in November last year.

In his book, Matthew revealed that 2018, his loved ones were told he had just a two percent chance of survival after his colon burst due to opioid overuse.

The actor was in a coma for two weeks and had a colostomy bag fitted, which he has to use for the next nine months.

Two years later, the star nearly lost his life again during a stay at a rehab facility in Switzerland, due to his opioid addiction.

Doctors had given him a sedative which interacted with the opioids in his body, causing his heart to stop beating, he then had to be resuscitated with doctors broking eight of his ribs battling to save his life.

Over his lifetime, Matthew admits he made around 6,000 trips to Alcoholics Anonymous, went to rehab 15 times, and needed 12 life-saving operations.

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