Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office has released a toxicology report revealing that actor Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing in the hit sitcom “Friends,” died from an accidental overdose of ketamine, a medication with anesthetic and psychedelic properties. The report, made public late Friday afternoon, also lists drowning, coronary artery disease, and the effects of buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid use disorder, as contributing factors.
Perry was found unresponsive in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home on October 28th, 2023. He was 54 years old. His death sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry and among fans of “Friends” around the world.
According to the autopsy report, Perry’s body was discovered in a hot tub, a detail that was first reported by TMZ. Perry’s last Instagram post, which was published just days before his death, featured a photo of him relaxing in a hot tub.
The news of Perry’s death has been met with an outpouring of grief from fans and colleagues alike. Jennifer Aniston, who played Perry’s on-screen wife Rachel Green in “Friends,” shared a heartfelt tribute to her friend on Instagram, writing, “We will miss you terribly, Matthew.”
Perry’s death is a reminder of the dangers of drug abuse, even for people who seem to have it all. He had been open about his struggles with addiction in the past, and his death serves as a tragic reminder that no one is immune to the dangers of substance abuse.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. There are many resources available, including the National Drug Helpline (1-800-662-HELP).
Here are some additional details from the toxicology report:
- The level of ketamine in Perry’s blood was high enough to be considered a lethal dose.
- The report does not say how Perry obtained the ketamine.
- The report does not say whether Perry had a history of ketamine use.
The investigation into Perry’s death is ongoing.
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