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Fan-made Friends episode ‘Where Chandler Dies’ resurfaces after Matthew Perry passing

The American sitcom Friends is generally regarded as the greatest American sitcom of the nineties and ran for 10 seasons between 1994 and 2004. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, and Matthew Perry played a blend of friends and couples, and with 236 couples—along with a reunion—there are so many iconic moments to cherish. However, some fans are looking beyond the show on HBO Max after Matthew’s passing…

Matthew Perry as Chandler placing his hand on the shoulder of Adam Goldberg as Eddie in Friends
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‘The One Where Chandler Dies’ fan-made Friends episode

A video titled ‘The One Where Chandler Dies’ was uploaded to Dogfood’s YouTube channel on October 14th 2016 and presents a storyline where Chandler was tragically run over and killed by an ice cream truck.

He’s visited in the hospital but doesn’t make it. However, the fan-favorite character magically returns as a ghost, cast in a strange green glow. He haunts his old apartment while some of the show’s most cherished moments are recalled in black and white.

The fan-made project combines footage from the actual show, pulled from roughly “125 episodes of the 236”, according to the video’s creator, a freelance editor and animator.

It was made possible by splicing in an estimated 125 VFX shots too, helping bring Chandler’s ghost to life.

The fan-made installment runs in at 16 minutes and 22 seconds, slightly less than the usual running time of Friends episodes. Nevertheless, it made an impression on the fandom and currently has 2,808,283 views and counting.

Did Chandler die on the show Friends?

No, the character of Chandler never actually died on the show, just in the aforementioned fan-made episode.

None of the central six characters in Friends ever died across the 10 seasons. Nevertheless, fans had to say their farewells on May 6th 2004 courtesy of the series finale, The Last One, all the same.

Matthew released his memoir last year, Friends, Lovers And The Big Terrible Thing which explores the brightest and darkest moments of both his personal and professional life.

“I wanted to share when I was safe from going into the dark side of everything again,” he told PEOPLE during an interview. “I had to wait until I was pretty safely sober—and away from the active disease of alcoholism and addiction—to write it all down. And the main thing was, I was pretty certain that it would help people.”

Matthew Perry tributes continue

So many have already shared their heartwarming and touching farewells to the late actor, taking to Twitter/X to share their loss and pain with the world:

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