Authorities to Investigate the Death of ‘Friends’ Star Matthew Perry

Authorities to Investigate the Death of 'Friends' Star Matthew Perry

As we all know, Matthew Perry died on October 28, 2023. The former Friends star, who played Chandler Bing, but also has a rich and prolific career otherwise, had a troubled private life. His issues with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse were public knowledge, and while the actor seemed to have periods when he was doing better, there was always something there. The actor had been in numerous problems and the media often talked about his private life. Matthew was struggling; that much was obvious. We don’t know whether he asked for help or whether he received it, but we know that his life ended in a tragic way.

If you remember correctly, Perry’s death was later attributed to substance abuse, combined with several other factors, and it was a tragedy. The whole world was shocked, and it was one of the most shocking events in the entertainment industry last year. Ketamine was listed as the main cause of death, and now, more than half a year after the death, it seems that the authorities are launching an investigation into the actor’s death.

The DEA and the LAPD have decided to launch an investigation into Perry’s death. Namely, it was determined by the coroner that Perry’s death was due to the “acute effects of ketamine,” while the effects of buprenorphine, drowning, and coronary artery disease also had an effect on the late actor’s condition. As per the official report, this was clarified as follows:

“At the high levels of ketamine found in his postmortem blood specimens, the main lethal effects would be from both cardiovascular overstimulation and respiratory depression. Drowning contributes due to the likelihood of submersion into the pool as he lapsed into unconsciousness.”

Source: People

The actor, who was supposedly clean for 19 months, was on ketamine infusion therapy because of his mental health issues (anxiety and depression), but his last session was 10 days prior to his death, so the coroner concluded that “the ketamine in his system at death could not be from that infusion therapy, since ketamine’s half-life is 3 to 4 hours, or less.” This means that the therapy is not to blame and that Perry managed to get his hands on a substantial amount of ketamine prior to his death. How? Well, that is what the authorities want to know as well!

Ketamine is a dangerous substance, and its usage is limited, so it cannot really be obtained legally in large quantities. The fact that Perry obviously had such an amount is interesting to the authorities, who are now investigating to see how Perry came into possession of the substance that ultimately killed him. This is certainly an intriguing story, so be sure to follow us for all future updates!

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