Matthew Perry had Monica and Chandler scene axed as Friends fans would never forgive him

Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Bing in the mega popular sitcom Friends, reportedly stopped a storyline where his character was to cheat on wife Monica Geller.

The much-loved actor was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on 28 October at the age of 54. The cause of his death is still unknown, but it's reported that he drowned in his hot tub.

A former co-star has now revealed an alternative storyline in Friends that never came to fruition.

Lisa Cash, who appeared in the 1999 episode 'The One in Vegas' from season five, shared her experience as an extra and revealed that her role was initially supposed to be different.

Speaking to TMZ, Lisa explained that the original scene involved a big argument between Monica and Chandler. Her character – a hotel worker – was then meant to bring up room service and end up sleeping with Chandler after his fight with Monica.

She claimed that Matthew knew that Friends fans wouldn't forgive Chandler for being unfaithful and after rehearsing the scene, he visited the writers and asked them to scrap the storyline.

Lisa told the publication: "We had rehearsed it … and the day before we were supposed to shoot it in front of a live audience, I was told that [Perry] went to the writers and said the fans will never forgive [Chandler] for cheating on Monica. He was probably right. That would have possibly changed the course of the show."

Tributes are still pouring in for the late actor following his death.

His funeral service took place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles and was attended by his devastated co-stars, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer.

His father John Bennett Perry, mother Suzanne and stepfather Keith Morrison were also photographed arriving for the service.

Forest Lawn Memorial Park is the burial place of a number of Hollywood stars including Star Wars’ Carrie Fisher and Fast & Furious star Paul Walker.

Matthew's Friends co-stars said they were “utterly devastated” and described their relationship as “more than cast mates. We are a family” in a joint statement following his death.

A new foundation has been set up in his memory which promises to continue his commitment to “helping others struggling with the disease of addiction”.

During Matthew's life and in his recent memoir, he was open about his battle with substance abuse and addiction and also set up a sober living facility for men with similar issues.

In a statement, the organisation said: “The Matthew Perry Foundation is the realisation of Matthew’s enduring commitment to helping others struggling with the disease of addiction.

“It will honour his legacy and be guided by his own words and experiences and driven by his passion for making a difference in as many lives as possible.”

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