Matthew Perry's neighbour has revealed that he "saw too much" at the scene of the Friends star's tragic death.
The actor, 54, who had struggled with addiction in the past, was found unresponsive in a jacuzzi at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday, 28 October. And now, his neighbour, 17, has told the US Sun that he and his siblings witnessed the tragic situation unfolding.
He said: “They were outside my neighbour’s door. I didn’t think much of it at the time until police started arriving and everything. They didn’t hammer the door, they kept silent.
“It was very disturbing, and very sad after all those years.. from what he’s gone through and his addictions and whatever.
“I saw everything, I feel bad for my younger siblings. I was very sad. At the same time I did kind of expect it in some sense, but I didn’t expect it to be so soon. He’d not lived there long."
The youngster also revealed that he and Matthew, who he looked up to, had chatted once and he described him as a "friendly and very nice genuine guy."
Pictures from the scene have been released which appear to show a white police tent next to Matthew's jacuzzi. No drugs were found at the scene and there is no suspected foul play.
Before his tragic death, Matthew had candidly spoken about his struggles with addiction and overcoming it as well as how he helped others.
The actor released memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing last year where he wrote about the challenges he'd faced in his life.
In an interview with Tom Power at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in Ontario, he discussed the book and revealed he'd had his first drink when he was aged 14.
The actor, who struggled with addiction throughout his time on Friends, admitted that he found writing his memoir and reading it back hard but that he'd written it to help others.
"It's been about helping people and I've already heard five stories of people who read the book and checked in to treatment.
"Wonderful things happened in my life and I'm incredibly grateful for them. But the ticket for me is helping people on a large scale", he said.
Matthew explained that addiction is a disease that people aren't aware that they have and others often try to oversimplify what they are going through in a bid to get them to stop.
Speaking to Tom about Friends, he revealed that he never drank or did drugs while he was working on screen with Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston but that he was often very hungover.
He added that fame was often a struggle because he had to deal with his addiction in the public eye. "It's fine when you're doing fine but when you're not doing fine it's one of the most awful things in the world.
"You have to lie and pretend that you're doing well and you don't even understand why you have to do that. Fame does some great things but it doesn't always make you happy – you want an on-off button."
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