Matthew Perry's Cause of Death Remains Unknown as World Mourns Beloved 'Friends' Star
Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing in the beloved '90s TV sitcom 'Friends,' passed away on Saturday at the age of 54. However, the official cause of his death remains unknown, with the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's Office deferring its conclusion pending further investigation.
Perry was found unresponsive in a hot tub at his home, with police stating that there were no obvious signs of trauma when they arrived at the residence. Although an autopsy has been completed officials are awaiting the results of toxicology tests, a process that can take weeks to complete. Investigators are planning to use these reports to determine if any foreign substances contributed to his death. There is currently no suspicion that foul play contributed to Perry's passing.
The actor's struggles with addiction were no secret, and he openly shared his journey to recovery in his memoir, 'Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.' In response to Perry's death, his family released a statement expressing their heartbreak over the loss of their beloved son and brother, underscoring his positive impact on the world, both as an actor and a friend.
As tributes pour in from friends and fans, it's clear that Perry's legacy as a gifted actor and his dedication to helping others will continue to be celebrated. The 'Friends' co-creators and executive producer have expressed their deep sadness at his passing and the significant influence he had on their lives.