Matthew Perry’s last Instagram post from hot tub leaves Internet puzzled
The departed Friends actor shared a night-time photo of himself inside a hot tub on Monday 23 October
Actor Matthew Perry last posted on Instagram five days before his sudden death at age 54. The Friends actor shared a night-time photo of himself inside a hot tub on Monday 23 October, writing in the caption: "Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I'm Mattman", reports People magazine.
"Mattman" is a name Perry had used in recent days while posting on social media, often including references and imagery related to Batman.
Several netizens reacted as they expressed grief over their favourite star’s demise. One user wrote: “It’s quite eerie to see this picture and realise that Matt passed away in a hot tub.”
Another wrote: “Rest in peace, Matthew. Scary to put this picture in the context of his passing away in a hot tub.”
As per People, the day before the hot tub photo, he wrote alongside a video of the moon: "Do you understand what I'm trying to tell you? - I'm Mattman." And on Tuesday, Perry posted on X: "Let's make stigmas a stigma. -I'm Mattman #mentalhealth.”
But it wasn't all Mattman. On 15 October, Perry had shared a rare photo of himself with his father, actor John Bennett Perry. "Here is me, and my father John, both holding a beverage," he wrote in the caption, garnering hundreds of thousands of likes from followers.
On Saturday, news outlet TMZ first reported that Perry was found dead in a jacuzzi at a home in Los Angeles, citing law enforcement sources.
No drugs had been found at the scene, the outlet added. According to the outlet, no foul play was suspected either, and first responders were reportedly called to the residence to deal with a cardiac arrest.
Perry released a memoir titled Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing in November 2022. He began the book by recounting the time he nearly died at 49, and got candid about his struggles with addiction.