The Fools Rush In actor passed away at the age of 54 after an apparent drowning at his home in Southern California, his rep, as well as a law enforcement source, confirmed to NBC News Oct. 28.
A day later, on Oct. 29, Matthew’s family shared a message on his passing. “We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our beloved son and brother,” they said in a statement to People. “Matthew brought so much joy to the world, both as an actor and a friend.”
“You all meant so much to him,” the message, addressing Matthew’s fans, continued, “and we appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love.”