The cause of death of Matthew Perry, the actor best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom 'Friends,' remains unknown after an autopsy conducted by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's Office was inconclusive. The office has stated that toxicology tests are still pending, which will determine the exact cause and manner of death.
Perry, 54, was discovered dead in a hot tub at his residence in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles on October 28. Though initial reports suggested that he had drowned, no drugs were found at the scene and foul play is not suspected.
The actor had previously opened up about his struggles with alcohol and prescription drug addiction in his 2022 memoir, 'Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.' In the book, Perry candidly revealed, "Hi, my name is Matthew, although you may know me by another name. My friends call me Matty. And I should be dead."
Matthew Perry gained widespread recognition for his role in 'Friends,' which aired from 1994 to 2004 and became one of the most beloved sitcoms in television history. He starred alongside Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Lisa Kudrow. Following his success on 'Friends,' Perry appeared in several television shows including 'The West Wing,' 'Ally McBeal,' 'Scrubs,' and 'Beverly Hills, 90210,' as well as films such as 'Fools Rush In' and 'The Whole Nine Yards.'
Fans and fellow actors have expressed their shock and sadness over Perry's untimely death on social media. Former co-stars have paid tribute to his talent, humor, and loyalty as a friend. Perry's toxicology test results are expected to be released in the coming weeks, providing more insights into the cause of his tragic passing.