I was grateful for the opportunity to salute Matthew Perry Saturday on CP24. Perry’s death at 54 wasn’t so much a shock, due to his well-documented (by him and others) struggles with drug and alcohol addiction. Nevertheless, it struck a chord with fans of many ages. Over the weekend, I also responded to calls from CBC’s The National and CTV News Channel, as well as several radio outlets, looking for perspective on the death of the Ottawa-raised member of the Friends‘ cast. May he rest in peace.