According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office, the cause of Matthew Perry‘s demise remains shrouded in mystery, marked as “deferred” pending further investigation.
“We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our beloved son and brother,” Perry’s family said on Sunday. “Matthew brought so much joy to the world, both as an actor and a friend.
Though an initial autopsy has been conducted, officials are eagerly awaiting the crucial results of toxicology reports, a process that could extend over several weeks. These reports are anticipated to shed light on whether external substances played a role in the actor's untimely passing, as revealed by a law enforcement source closely involved in the case.
Despite the ongoing scrutiny, the Los Angeles Police Department Robbery-Homicide Division has indicated no suspicion of foul play in connection with Perry's death. The actor's remains, as per the latest updates, are expected to be released to his nearest relatives.
Eyewitnesses recall a distressing 911 call on Saturday afternoon, citing a water rescue emergency at Perry's residence. The LAPD swiftly responded, soon reclassifying the incident as a critical death investigation.
His well-documented battle with addiction was extensively chronicled in his memoir, ‘Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing', where Perry candidly shared his personal journey, aiming to provide comfort and solidarity to others grappling with similar hardships.
While discussing his book on various talk shows, Perry often became emotional, highlighting the challenges he faced and expressing remorse, with unwavering support from his fellow ‘Friends' co-stars.
As the entertainment world mourns the loss of one of its most iconic stars, authorities remain resolute in their commitment to unraveling the truth behind the tragedy that has sent shockwaves throughout the city. With the spotlight now on the pending toxicology reports, the search for closure continues, leaving fans and loved ones anxiously awaiting further updates on the investigation.
Prior to his tragic demise, Perry had shared a haunting Instagram post a few days earlier, in which he was pictured relaxing in a hot tub.