The NHL is paying tribute to longtime hockey fan Matthew Perry following his obvious drowning loss of life.
Throughout a number of Saturday, October 28, video games throughout the US, enviornment organists performed an orchestral model of the Mates theme tune. Based on ESPN footage by way of TikTok, “I’ll Be Right here for You” by the Rembrandts could possibly be heard whereas the Nashville Predators took on the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Perry performed Chandler Bing on all 10 seasons of Mates.)
The Los Angeles Kings additionally performed the enduring TV theme tune in the course of their Saturday sport in opposition to the Las Vegas Golden Knights.
Perry, who died on Saturday on the age of 54, was a devoted fan of the Kings, who even attended their 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs sport in opposition to the St. Louis Blues.
“That was actually thrilling and I occurred to be proper right here within the nook, so I noticed it occur,” he gushed to Fox Sports activities West in Might 2013 of the workforce’s last-minute aim. “[Dustin] Penner simply top-shelf’ed it. It was actually thrilling.”
The playoff victory had overshadowed the information that Perry’s sitcom Go On had been canceled after one season. “It was kind of a tragic day due to the individuals and I’m gonna miss them … however, you realize, this present that I used to be doing was actually getting in the best way of some Kings video games. So, I’m OK,” Perry joked.
Perry additional famous that he appreciated to “go to all of the video games” throughout the nation in help of the Kings. “I don’t take pleasure in it. I’m very tense [and] I don’t have enjoyable,” he added on the time. “There are pictures of all of the individuals screaming and yelling, and I’m very severe.”
Perry grew up taking part in hockey in Canada. He was additionally a proud supporter of the nation’s NHL groups. A number of of the Canadian squads additionally paid tribute to his legacy on Saturday.
“Saddened to be taught concerning the passing of Matthew Perry, one in all Ottawa’s proudest sons and 𝑡ℎ𝑒 largest hockey fan,” a tweet on the Ottawa Senators’ X (formerly Twitter) web page learn.
Information broke earlier on Saturday that Perry had died after an obvious drowning. Based on the Los Angeles Instances, legislation enforcement officers responded to a name at Perry’s house. Upon their arrival, Perry was discovered unresponsive in a jacuzzi. A reason behind loss of life has not been confirmed and an investigation is ongoing.
Representatives for Perry didn’t instantly reply to Us Weekly’s request for remark.