The prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, paid respects to Matthew Perry, a friend from school who passed away on Saturday. At 54, Perry was.”Matthew Perry’s passing is shocking and saddening” Trudeau posted on X, the previous Twitter platform. “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.” Trudeau and Perry went to Ottawa, Canada’s Rockcliffe Park Public School, an elementary school. Their ages differed by three years.
Perry has previously discussed his recollections of attending school with Trudeau, whom he claimed to have physically assaulted. In 2017, Perry noted, “I was reminded of this by my friend Chris Murray, who was also in the fifth grade in Canada,” during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “He reminded me we actually beat up Justin Trudeau.” “We both beat him up. I think he was excelling in a sport that we weren’t, so it was pure jealousy. And we beat him up.”
Perry declared that the memories did not make him proud and called himself a “stupid kid.”
Perry added that he and his companion did not beat up the younger lad because Pierre Trudeau, Trudeau’s father, was Canada’s prime minister at the time of the incident. Trudeau ridiculed the narrative after Perry’s interview, writing on X: I’ve been giving it some thought and you know what, who hasn’t wanted to punch Chandler? How about a rematch?”
The adored “Friends” actor was discovered unconscious in his hot tub at his Los Angeles area home. Multiple publications reported that he drowned. Since then, tributes have poured in. Authorities don’t believe foul play is involved.