‘Multiple’ People May Face Charges in Matthew Perry’s Death Case: Report

Law enforcement officials are reportedly nearing the conclusion of their investigation into the sudden death of actor Matthew Perry in October. It is believed that multiple individuals may face charges in connection to the actor’s death. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has yet to comment on the ongoing investigation.

Perry, best known for his role on the hit sitcom “Friends,” passed away at the age of 54. His autopsy report, released by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office, cited the “acute effects of ketamine” as the cause of death, which was ruled accidental. Other contributing factors included drowning, coronary artery disease, and the presence of buprenorphine, an opioid.

In his 2022 memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” Perry openly discussed his use of ketamine, a drug often used for pain relief and depression treatment. However, he expressed a dislike for the drug, describing its effects as a “giant exhale” that made him feel as if he was “dying.”

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed in January that their investigation into Perry’s death had concluded. However, reports emerged in May suggesting that federal authorities were examining Perry’s use of ketamine.

Following Perry’s death, Dr. Bankole Johnson speculated that the actor had likely obtained ketamine illegally for recreational use. He also noted that combining ketamine with buprenorphine, as Perry had done, could be a dangerous mix.

Perry was found unresponsive in the hot tub of his Los Angeles mansion. Prior to his death, he was believed to have been sober for several months. Throughout his adult life, Perry struggled with substance abuse, a battle he candidly discussed in his memoir. He estimated that he had spent approximately $9 million on efforts to overcome his addiction.

In addition to his personal struggles, Perry was dedicated to helping others with their sobriety. In 2012, he converted his $10 million Malibu beach estate into a men’s sober living facility, the Perry House. He expressed a desire to be remembered for his efforts to help others live fulfilling lives, rather than just his acting career.