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Matthew Perry’s memoir knocks Britney Spears’ off the top spot after his death

Charisa Bossinakis

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Matthew Perry’s memoir knocks Britney Spears’ off the top spot after his death

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Matthew Perry’s memoir has overtaken Britney’s The Woman in Me just days after his passing.

The actor’s memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, released in November 2022, has climbed to the number one Amazon’s Best Seller list after Perry’s sudden death at age 54.

The book, which was a New York Time’s best-seller, the actor discusses his own personal struggle with addiction, revealing that he spent millions of dollars on his sobriety journey, which included going to rehab 15 times.

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In one particularly bombshell revelation in the book, the actor recalled gastrointestinal perforation when his colon burst from opioid overuse.

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Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Following the operation, Perry was forced to use a colostomy bag for nine months and had 14 surgeries on his stomach.

While speaking to PEOPLE, the Friends star opened up about the writing process, revealing that it all ‘flew out of him’.

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“It wasn’t that difficult a book to write. It’s a more difficult thing to read, because you go, 'Wow, this is a h orrible story.' But there’s a sense of humor that runs through it,” he told the outlet.

TMZ reported the actor was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Saturday (October 28).

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Credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images

The actor was reportedly found dead in his hot tub around 4pm.

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Police officials said there were no drugs found at the scene, and no foul play has been suspected.

His official cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

According to the outlet, emergency services rushed to his Los Angeles home following a call that claimed the actor had gone into cardiac arrest.

Perry was found unconscious by first responders, who couldn’t revive him.

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The Los Angeles Times reported that Perry’s death is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department's robbery-homicide detectives.

His former costars, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc, issued a joint statement earlier this week to PEOPLE.


"We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family,” they said.

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"There is so much to say, but right now we're going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss," the statement continued.

"In time we will say more, as and when we are able. For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty's family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world."


Topics: Celebrity, News, Matthew Perry, Britney Spears, Books

Charisa Bossinakis
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