According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner and Coroner, Matthew Perry’s cause of death was “deferred”.
A representative from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner Coroner’s Office confirmed that “an autopsy was performed today and toxicology tests are still pending.”
Sources from law enforcement confirmed that Perry died on Saturday following an apparent drowning at his home, in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 54.
No drugs were found at the scene, and there is no suspicion of foul play.
The coroner listed “other significant disease” as the cause of death.
The medical examiner said that his body was “ready to be released.”
Perry’s residence was listed as the place of his death. The case is still open.
He was 24 when he started playing Chandler Bing in the popular sitcom “Friends.”
The series aired on NBC for a decade and starred Jennifer Aniston as well as Courteney Cox Lisa Kudrow Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer.
Marta Kauffman, David Crane, and Kevin Bright, executive producers of “Friends”, released a statement in response to Perry’s death: “We are deeply, deeply shocked by the passing of our beloved friend Matthew. It seems impossible. “All we can say is we are blessed to have him in our lives.”
“He had a great talent.” Matthew is the perfect example of an actor who makes a character their own. Since the first time we heard him play Chandler Bing, no one could replace him. We will cherish his joy, light, and blinding intelligence in every moment, not only at work but also in everyday life. He was the most hilarious person in the room. We send our love and support to his family. “This is the one where our hearts are broken.”
We are deeply saddened at the premature death of Matthew Perry. His wry wit and perfect timing brought joy to millions around the globe. “His legacy will continue to live on for countless generations,” NBC said on X.
Warner Bros. TV and the official “Friends” show wrote on Instagram: “We were devastated to hear of Matthew Perry’s death. He was truly a gift to all of us. “Our heart goes out to all of his loved ones and his family.”
People reported that Perry’s family was “heartbroken” by the tragic death of their beloved son and sibling. Matthew brought joy to the entire world as an actor, but also as a friend. We are grateful for the outpouring of love and support.