published : 2023-11-04

The Mystery Surrounding Matthew Perry's Death: A Thrilling Investigation

Former medical examiner raises questions about the 'Friends' actor's cause of death

Matthew Perry in a red carpet event, taken with a Canon EOS R.

The death of 'Friends' actor Matthew Perry continues to baffle investigators, leaving more questions than answers.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner has completed an autopsy but is still awaiting toxicology results.

Dr. Michael Baden, former chief medical examiner of New York City, expresses surprise at the delay in determining the cause of death.

Speculation arises due to Perry's history of alcohol and drug problems, and the circumstances of his death in a hot tub.

An aerial view of Los Angeles, where Matthew Perry lived, taken with a DJI Mavic Air 2.

Initial toxicology tests reveal the absence of fentanyl and meth, but further examination is required.

The absence of information about the presence or absence of Vicodin and alcohol raises curiosity.

Perry's struggle with addiction and his multiple rehab stints and surgeries add to the complexity of the case.

Investigators are considering drowning, natural causes, accident, suicide, or homicide as possible causes.

A close-up of a hot tub, similar to the one where Matthew Perry was found, taken with a Nikon D850.

Analysis of Perry's hair follicles may provide an extended timeline of his drug use.

Prominent 'Friends' cast members express their grief and call Perry a part of their family.