Matthew Perry Autopsy & Service Update
Update Nov 11:
– Matthew Perry’s death certificate has been released which shoes the actors time of death. Perry died at 4:17 p.m. Oct. 28 at his home in Pacific Palisades, California, near Los Angeles.
– A toxicology report was ordered shortly after Perry’s death. Dr. Michael Baden, former chief medical examiner of New York City, forensic pathologist and Fox News contributor told Fox News that the toxicology report should already be in:
“They’ve got pretty much 99% of what they’re going to get at this point as far as information goes, and they can release it now or they can wait for a couple more weeks because they’re looking for some unknown drug. I imagine what they’re doing right now is discussing the findings with the prosecutor and the family, and that in good time it will be when they should release the findings.”
Update Nov 7:
The Friend’s star Matthew Perry was laid to rest Friday in a small low-key service.
Guests included his co-stars Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow.
The actor’s parent’s Suzanne Morrison, his father, John Bennett Perry, and his stepfather, “Dateline” correspondent Keith Morrison were among the small gathering of twenty mourners. Perry’s coffin was carried into the service by family members.
The actor was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles. A cemetery located up near the Hollywood Hills where many celebrities were laid to rest.
The plot may have also been chosen because it’s near the Warner Bros lot where the hit show ‘Friends’ was filmed.
The actor’s body was released to loved ones Sunday after an autopsy was done. The official cause of death has not been determined as officials wait for results from a toxicology.
The Los Angeles county medical examiner updated its online record for actor Matthew Perry on Sunday afternoon. The report listed his cause of death as “deferred”.
Per LA coroner guidelines: “In cases where the cause of death cannot be determined at the time of autopsy, a deferred certificate will be issued until additional studies have been completed.”
The autopsy on Matthew Perry has been conducted but the coroner is waiting on results from a toxicology report to determine if any foreign substances including drugs contributed to the actors death.
The Los Angeles police department is investigating the actors death but sources have told TMZ and CNN that no foul play is suspected.
Perry was found unresponsive in a hot tub according to law enforcement sources. The first call to 911 was placed Saturday at 4:07 PM for a water rescue. LAPD responded at 4:10 p.m. and characterized the call as a death investigation shortly after.
Perry’s family released a statement: “heartbroken by the tragic loss of our beloved son and brother.”
“Matthew brought so much joy to the world, both as an actor and a friend,” the statement said. “You all meant so much to him and we appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love.”
Mr Perry detailed his struggles with addiction in a 2022 Memoir “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing”. In the book he spoke of his Vicodin addiction, taking up to 55 pills a day during Friend’s third season. He also mentioned abusing Xanax, OxyContin, Dilaudid, Methadone, and Cocaine.
“I think you actually have to have all of your dreams come true to realize they are the wrong dreams.” Matthew Perry