Matthew Perry’s Cause of Death to Be Investigated According to Medical Examiner

In a shocking development, renowned actor Matthew Perry, best known for his portrayal of Chandler Bing in the popular television show “Friends,” was discovered dead at his residence in Los Angeles this past Saturday. Perry, aged 54, leaves behind a rich legacy marked by humor, personal battles, and advocacy.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office has announced that further investigation is needed to ascertain the cause of Perry’s death. The initial autopsy did not provide a definitive cause, resulting in a “deferred” status as more tests are being carried out. This is a routine procedure in cases where the cause of death is not immediately clear.

The Los Angeles Police Department, which is leading the investigation into Perry’s death, has stated that there are no current signs of foul play. Perry was found unresponsive in his hot tub, and a water rescue emergency was reported on Saturday afternoon.

Perry’s family, including his parents John Bennett Perry and Suzanne Morrison, and his stepfather Keith Morrison, a correspondent for “Dateline,” were seen arriving at his home as the investigation continued. The family released a heartfelt statement on Sunday, expressing their deep sorrow over the loss of their “beloved son and brother,” and acknowledging Matthew’s significant contributions as an actor and as an individual.

Perry, who openly discussed his struggles with addiction, served as an inspiration for many grappling with similar issues. His 2022 memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” underscored his dedication to helping others battling addiction. Perry’s honesty and commitment to recovery efforts earned him significant respect beyond his acting career.

Tributes from fans and peers have been flooding in, including a poignant statement from “Friends” co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane, and executive producer Kevin Bright. They remembered Perry as an unmatched talent who embodied his character’s spirit while infusing humor and intelligence into every facet of his life. The creators expressed their grief, describing the loss as devastating and emphasizing the joy and brightness Perry brought to those around him.