Matthew Perry’s Death Prompts Criminal Investigation Due to New Toxicology Results

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On October 28, 2023, the body of 54-year-old Hollywood actor Matthew Perry was found in the pool at his Los Angeles home. Initial reports indicated that Perry’s official cause of death was a ketamine overdose. Perry, who battled addiction to painkillers and alcohol, had been in and out of rehab throughout his career. In a 2016 interview, he admitted that he couldn’t remember filming three years of “Friends” due to his substance abuse.

Months later, the LAPD confirmed that the investigation into Perry’s death is ongoing. They are trying to find out how Perry obtained the anesthetic, possibly tracking down the doctor who prescribed it. The DEA is also involved, adding to the gravity of the situation. This raises the question: Was Perry’s death more than just a tragic accident?

The police are determined to uncover how Perry had such high levels of ketamine in his body, despite eventually classifying his death as an accident. Their primary goal is to identify who provided the prescription and under what circumstances.

The coroner’s report revealed that Perry was receiving ketamine infusion therapy for anxiety and depression, with the last known session occurring a week and a half before his death. This suggests that the ketamine found in his body during the autopsy was not from an overdose.

According to the medical examiner, Perry had been sober for 19 months at the time of his death. No other drugs were found in his system, and no ketamine was found in his house. A medical expert discovered ketamine, a drug sometimes used for depression treatment, in Perry’s stomach. The levels in his blood were similar to those used for general anesthesia.

Additionally, there were signs of drowning, coronary heart disease, and exposure to buprenorphine, a drug used to treat opioid addiction—something Perry had openly discussed. It appears that a combination of these factors, not just ketamine, contributed to his death.