Matthew Perry aka Chandler’s cause of death “deferred” as autopsy results awaited

Matthew Perry

LOS ANGELES: The Los Angeles County medical examiner’s office has stated that the cause of death for actor Matthew Perry is currently marked as “deferred.” This decision is pending the results of a toxicology report, as reported by The Epoch Times.

Matthew Perry, renowned for his role as the witty Chandler Bing in the iconic 1990s sitcom “Friends,” was discovered deceased at his Los Angeles, California residence on October 28.

A representative from the medical examiner’s office confirmed to People Magazine on October 29 that an autopsy had been conducted, with the toxicology results still pending. Although autopsies are typically completed shortly after a person’s passing, toxicology reports can take several weeks to provide conclusive findings.

According to official records regarding Perry’s cause of death, his body has been authorised for release to allow his family to make necessary funeral arrangements.

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Reports indicate that the beloved actor was found unresponsive in a hot tub at his home in the upscale Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles just after 4 pm on October 28, as first reported by TMZ, a tabloid news outlet.

Unnamed police sources cited by TMZ stated that emergency services were summoned in response to an initial report of cardiac arrest. A brief recording captured the moment when first responders were dispatched, referencing a potential drowning incident.

The investigation into Matthew Perry’s passing is being handled by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division. The authorities have not found any drugs at the location, and there is no indication of foul play in the case.

Regarding the circumstances of Perry’s death, Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Erik Scott explained that firefighters were called to an address in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood where they discovered “an adult male unconscious in a stand-alone jacuzzi.”

A bystander had already taken steps to keep the man’s head above water and get him to the edge of the jacuzzi. Upon arrival, the firefighters removed him from the water. A medical evaluation at the scene confirmed that the man had passed away before emergency personnel arrived.

Matthew Perry’s final Instagram post on October 23 featured a photo of him seated in a hot tub at night, wearing headphones. The caption read, “Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I’m Mattman.”

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