Condolences continue to pour in from across the globe after news broke that beloved actor, Matthew Perry died. Perry, who was best known for his role as Chandler Bing in the 90's hit sitcom comedy Friends, is being remembered by Canadians and Albertans.
Damian Petti, Vice President of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the President of IATSE local chapter 212 noted in a social media post that, 'many Albertan screen professionals worked with him on the 2006 triple Emmy nominated production “The Ron Clark Story”'
"He will be remembered for his charismatic screen presence," Petti added.
The 2006 T.V. movie, The Ron Clark Story, won multiple awards, including the Alberta Film & Television Awards (AMPIA Awards), in which the movie won in the Best Costume Design category. The movie was filmed in Calgary, Alberta, as well as New York City.
Though Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, however, his mother Suzanne Marie Morrison, was a well-known Canadian journalist Canadian journalist who also worked as press secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Perry was raised in Ottawa by his mother after his parents divorced. Before Perry began acting, he was a top-ranked junior tennis player. Current Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau also shared his condolences on X (formerly known as Twitter) after news of the actor's passing.
Matthew Perry’s passing is shocking and saddening. I’ll never forget the schoolyard games we used to play, and I know people around the world are never going to forget the joy he brought them. Thanks for all the laughs, Matthew. You were loved – and you will be missed.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 29, 2023
According to multiple reports, on Saturday, October 28, Perry, 54, was found unresponsive in a hot tub in his Lose Angeles home by an assistant. Police would later pronounced the actor dead, though according to a statement by the Los Angeles Police Department, the exact cause of Perry's death may not be known for some time, though they added foul play is not suspected.
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