January 10, 2024


Friends star Mathew Perry's death case marked 'close'

Mathew Perry's death has been ruled as an accidental event

By Javeria Shahid January 10, 2024
Matthew Perry was found lifeless at his Los Angeles residence last year in late October
Matthew Perry was found lifeless at his Los Angeles residence last year in late October

Investigations into Mathew Perry’s tragic death have officially come to an end.

According to PEOPLE, the Los Angeles Police Department has affirmed that the authorities have concluded their investigation into the Friends alum’s death.

The outlet further reported that the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner marked the case "closed" on their website.

Officials pursued the inquiries after the beloved actor was discovered lifeless on October 28, 2023, at his Los Angeles residence.

Initially, it seemed that the 54-year-old actor had died from drowning in his bathtub.

Later on, the autopsy report, released weeks after his passing, revealed that acute effects of ketamine were the primary cause.

Some other factors that contributed to his death were listed as drowning, coronary artery disease, and buprenorphine effects– a medication that is used in treating opioid use disorder.

To conclude, Perry’s death was ruled accidental. 

The autopsy report noted that he was on ketamine infusion therapy, with his latest treatment occurring just "one and a half weeks before" his death.

The coroner emphasized that the ketamine found in his body at the time of death could not be attributed to the recent infusion therapy due to ketamine's short half-life of three to four hours.

The Fools Rush In actor, who was "reportedly clean for 19 months" was vocal about his struggles and shared his battle with addictions prior to his death.

In his memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Things, he recounted his journey to sobriety and boasted his commitment to staying clean.

Perry will remain widely acclaimed and loved for his iconic role as Chandler Bing in the 90s hit sitcom Friends.