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Matthew Perry Cause of Death ‘Deferred’: Coroner

Matthew Perry’s cause of death was “deferred,” according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.

“An autopsy was completed today, and toxicology results are pending,” a representative for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office confirmed to Fox News Digital.

Perry died Saturday after an apparent drowning in a hot tub at his home in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles on Saturday, law enforcement sources confirmed to Fox News Digital. He was 54.

Drugs were not reportedly found on scene and no foul play is suspected.

The coroner also listed “other significant conditions” as a cause of death.

His body was “ready for release,” per the medical examiner.

The “Friends” actor’s place of death was listed as his residence. His case status remains open.

Perry, who was born in Massachusetts and raised in Canada, was 24 years old when he began portraying Chandler Bing on the beloved sitcom “Friends.”

The series ran on the NBC network for a decade and also starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer.

“Friends” co-creators, Marta Kauffman and David Crane, and executive producer Kevin Bright reacted Perry’s death in a statement shared with Fox News Digital, saying, “We are shocked and deeply, deeply saddened by our beloved friend Matthew’s passing. It still seems impossible. All we can say is that we feel blessed to have had him as part of our lives.”

“He was a brilliant talent. It’s a cliche to say that an actor makes a role their own, but in Matthew’s case, there are no truer words. From the day we first heard him embody the role of Chandler Bing, there was no one else for us.

“We will always cherish the joy, the light, the blinding intelligence he brought to every moment – not just to his work, but in life as well. He was always the funniest person in the room. More than that, he was the sweetest, with a giving and selfless heart.We send all of our love to his family and friends. This truly is The One Where Our Hearts Are Broken.”

“We are incredibly saddened by the too soon passing of Matthew Perry. He brought so much joy to hundreds of millions of people around the world with his pitch perfect comedic timing and wry wit. His legacy will live on through countless generations,” NBC shared on X.

The official “Friends” show, along with Warner Bros. TV, wrote on Instagram, “We are devastated to learn of Matthew Perry’s passing. He was a true gift to us all. Our heart goes out to his family, loved ones, and all of his fans.”

“We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our beloved son and brother,” Perry’s family told People. “Matthew brought so much joy to the world, both as an actor and a friend. You all meant so much to him and we appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love.”

Perry spent upwards of $9 million on his decades-long substance abuse and sobriety battle. At one point, he was taking 55 Vicodin per day, he wrote in his 2022 memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.”

He revealed he had pursued 15 stints in rehab and underwent 14 surgeries for addiction-related medical issues. Perry was also on life support for a brief period and in a coma for two weeks.

Writing the memoir was part of his recovery. He said emotions came “pouring out of me – the painful stuff, hospitals, rehabs, all of this stuff – it poured out of me. It went really quickly.”

In an October 2022 interview with the New York Times, Perry said he had been sober since early 2021.

  • vickie says:

    i sometimes wonder why medical science isnt going deeper and further into many ailments that are plaguing all of us….they have pushed aside mental health to the point that its dangerous for the person and people around them….i believe that starting now and in the future more study and investigation needs to be done on mental health than has been and stop throwing people out on the street who have these issues…some can be treated by simple dr visits but some cannot be…

  • southersgolfer says:

    So sad to hear. Rest in peace Mathew!

  • Bob says:

    I’m surprised that we haven’t heard any comments from his Friends co stars!!

  • Auntie Vyris® says:

    I wonder if Perry was sectually abused during that show, or maybe before it. He had stuff in his life that ate at his soul.

  • Guest says:

    Wasn’t he promoting tshirts that bragged about not being able to be more ‘vaccinated’?
    Despite millions spent on addictions which play with death, injecting unknown bio weapons, not even the same product the fraudulent safety testing was supposed to report on…in 75 years, was like putting wax on the sled. RIP. He is loved, regardless.

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