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Matthew Perry Death: Autopsy done, cause of death inconclusive

Updated on: 31 October,2023 09:17 AM IST  |  Los Angeles
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Matthew Perry Death: It's now reported that officials are currently waiting for further tests to be done before weighing in definitively as to how he died

Matthew Perry Death: Autopsy done, cause of death inconclusive

Matthew Perry

The cause of Matthew Perry's death remains unknown even after the autopsy of the ‘Friends’ actor. The experts are further investigating the matter. The actor, who starred as Chandler Bing in the iconic sitcom ‘Friends’, was confirmed dead after being found unresponsive in a hot tub in his Los Angeles home, ‘’ reported. He was 54 years old.

It's now reported that officials are currently waiting for further tests to be done before weighing in definitively as to how he died. As per ‘’, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's Office is deferring the cause of death in initial autopsy, pending toxicology results and further investigation, which could possibly take weeks to complete.

It was confirmed at the time Matthew's death was reported that there had been no obvious signs of trauma. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson told the BBC that first responders attended an address in the Pacific Palisades area, after there had been a "water emergency".

Previous TMZ reports state that sources have suggested that no foul play is suspected and that no "illicit narcotics" were found on the premises. It added that the autopsy report states that Matthew died at his residence and that his body is now ready to be released to his family for burial or cremation. The circumstances of his death are said to be being looked into by the authorities.

It's said that in Matthew's final hours, he had been playing pickleball - similar to squash - for over an hour before coming home to relax. On his return, it's said the actor asked his assistant to run an errand for him and when he returned he found the actor lying unresponsive in the water and called for help.

Perry was best known for his performance as Chandler Bing in the American sitcom 'Friends'. After his demise, the co-creators of the show Marta Kauffman and David Crane and director Kevin Bright issued a joint statement, paying a moving tribute to Matthew Perry, who made everyone fall in love with his role as Chandler Bing in 'Friends' sitcom. In the statement, the creators recalled how Matthew Perry got the role of Chandler Bing in the audition room and how he made the character of his own. 

"He was a brilliant talent. It's a cliche to say that an actor makes a role their own, but in Matthew's case, there are no truer words. From the day we first heard him embody the role of Chandler Bing, there was no one else for us. We will always cherish the joy, the light, the blinding intelligence he brought to every moment - not just to his work, but in life as well. He was always the funniest person in the room. More than that, he was the sweetest, with a giving and selfless heart," the statement read.

(with inputs from IANS)

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