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Remembering Matthew Perry's work as an addiction and recovery advocate

Matthew Perry poses for a portrait on Feb. 17, 2015, in New York. (Brian Ach/Invision/AP)
Matthew Perry poses for a portrait on Feb. 17, 2015, in New York. (Brian Ach/Invision/AP)

The world is mourning actor Matthew Perry — best known for his iconic role as Chandler Bing on “Friends” — who died on Saturday at age 54.

Perry spoke openly about his struggles with alcoholism and addiction.

We hear from William C. Moyers, who interacted with Perry through his work as vice president of public affairs for the Hazelden Betty Ford Treatment Center.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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