Fans lash at Matthew Perry to ruthlessly write ‘Phoenix died young while Reeves survived’

Matthew Perry states this in his upcoming book Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, which will be released on November 1 “Why is it that the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?”

Perry himself became friends with Phoenix after they made A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon in 1988. Five years later, Phoenix died in front of the Viper Room from an overdose of cocaine and heroin.

Fans raise eyebrows to this scenario questioning basic ethics of the actor

“I heard the screaming from my apartment; went back to bed; woke up to the news,” Perry says of the moment. He again repeats a version of the refrain about talented people dying. “River was a beautiful man inside and out and too beautiful for this world, it turned out. It always seems to be the really talented guys who go down.” 

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In another instance Matthew Perry, who had made Almost Heroes with Chris Farley in 1988 comedy co-starring Farley, recalled his reaction when he heard the SNL star had died of an overdose at age 33.

“I punched a hole through Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room wall when I found out.” Matthew Perry then writes, “Keanu Reeves walks among us.”

The Reeves remarks are only the most shocking revelation to date from the book. An extract from last week’s episode described how Perry’s colon ruptured in 2018 as a result of his opioid addiction, leaving him in critical condition and on life support. The actor recalled the incident earlier this week in which his heart stopped for five minutes after receiving propofol before a surgery from doctors he didn’t disclose had been up the previous night consuming painkillers. The medication combination nearly resulted in death.

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