Matthew Perry’s death sparks massive rise in ‘Friends’ theme song streams

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Matthew Perry’s death sparks massive rise in ‘Friends’ theme song streams

Following the untimely death of Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on “Friends,” fans have come together to remember and honor the beloved actor in heartwarming ways.

Since Perry’s passing at the age of 54, his memoir, titled “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir,” has become a top-seller, rapidly disappearing from the shelves both in hardcover and paperback editions.

Perry’s memoir has shed light on his personal struggles, battles with addiction, near-death experiences, and his relationship with ex-fiancee Molly Hurwitz. Fans, who had known him primarily as Chandler Bing, now discover lesser-known facets of the talented actor.

Devotees have flocked to the iconic Friends apartment building in New York to pay their respects to Matthew Perry.

Notably, the “Friends” theme song, “I’ll Be There For You,” has experienced a significant surge in popularity, amassing over 1.3 million streams on YouTube and Spotify since the actor’s passing.

Sales of books related to Matthew Perry have also seen a notable uptick, with two of his biographies gaining “hit” status. Fans are even purchasing “coloring books” related to the popular sitcom from online retailers.

Meanwhile, information about Matthew Perry’s funeral remains limited. His body was handed over to the family, and preparations for the final farewell were underway.

Members of the “Friends” cast, including Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt Le Blanc, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer, are expected to attend the funeral.

The details surrounding the cause of Perry’s death remain uncertain. While initial reports suggested a possible cardiac arrest, the autopsy was inconclusive.

As fans worldwide continue to mourn the loss of this beloved actor, Perry’s legacy lives on through his work, memoir, and the enduring music of “Friends.”