The lab report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office says that Matthew Perry died from “the acute effects of ketamine.” It is not known what the exact way of intake is. The star from “Friends” died because he drowned, had coronary artery disease, and was affected by buprenorphine (a drug used to treat opioid use disorder). The way the person died was called an accident.
Before he died, Perry was allegedly getting ketamine infusion therapy for his anxiety and depression. According to the toxicology report, “at the high levels of ketamine found in his postmortem blood specimens, the main lethal effects would be from both cardiovascular overstimulation and respiratory depression.”
He passed away on October 28, 2023. The Los Angeles Times says that when police got to his home in Los Angeles around 4 p.m., they found him in a hot tub. At the scene, there were no signs of drugs or foul play. TMZ was the first to report the news that emergency services were called for a cardiac attack.
Perry was best known for her role as the sarcastic and funny Chandler Bing on “Friends” in the 1990s and early 2000s. During the show’s 10 seasons, he was in more than 200 scenes.
“We are all so heartbroken over Matthew’s death.” We were more than just co-stars in the movie. We’re a family. Perry’s “Friends” co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer said in a statement after hearing the news of his death, “There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.” “As time goes on, we’ll say more when we can.” Our hearts and thoughts are with Matty’s family, friends, and all the people who loved him all over the world right now.
Each of Perry’s “Friends” co-stars later wrote personal messages to him. Aniston told Variety that she texted him on the day he died, which no one else did.
“He was glad. He was in good health. He no longer smoked. He was working out. She said, “I only know that he was happy.” “That morning I was texting with him, that’s funny Matty.” He wasn’t hurting. He was having no trouble. He was glad.
Courteney Cox shared a mistake video of Perry and herself from the set of “Friends” on Instagram as a way to remember her.
Cox wrote, “I am so thankful for every moment I had with you Matey, and I miss you every day.” “When you work closely with someone like I did with Matthew, there are a lot of times I wish I could share.” Take a look at one of my favourites for now.
“Just to give you some background, Chandler and Monica were supposed to have a one-night stand in London,” she said. But because of how people responded, it turned into the start of their love story. He told me a funny line to say in this scene before we started rolling. That’s something he did a lot. He was nice and funny.
On Instagram, Matt LeBlanc said, “The times we had together are honestly some of the best times of my life.” He also said, “It was an honour to share the stage with you and to call you my friend.” I will always remember you and smile when I do. Not ever. Brother, you’re finally free. Spread your wings and fly. Lots of love. The $20 you owe me will be kept by you, I guess.
Perry had been open about his problems with drug and alcohol abuse during his career. In 2022, he released his autobiography, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.” After hearing that he had died, the Matthew Perry Foundation was set up to help people who are struggling with addiction.
In keeping with Matthew Perry’s long-lasting desire to help people who are struggling with addiction, we are starting a journey to honour his memory by creating the Matthew Perry Foundation. This journey will be guided by his own words and experiences, as well as his desire to make a difference in as many lives as possible.
In a tribute to the actor, Variety’s chief reporter Daniel D’Addario wrote, “His memoir, which came out just last year, talks about how he went from an alcoholic childhood to a TV set where he was often in crisis.” To the millions of people who enjoy it, “Friends” will always be both funny and touching. These problems Perry had to deal with to play a character whose sarcastic wit covers up a clear sadness are now even more clear.