Investigators told the media source that further tests were conducted after Matthew Perry’s death, which found he had no traces of fentanyl or methamphetamine in his system.
Meanwhile, more sophisticated toxicology tests are being conducted to determine if the actor’s blood contained other substances or if the levels of prescription drugs were high.
The results of these tests won’t be available for another 4-6 months, and only then should medical examiners be able to determine the exact cause of the actor’s death. Several prescription drugs were found in the home of the now-deceased Friends star, all prescribed by doctors for various conditions he had been diagnosed with. Investigators determined that these drugs were properly stored in sealed containers.
Matthew Perry, the beloved actor who played Chandler Bing on Friends, died on Saturday at the age of 54. He was found in the hot tub of the home in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey told CNN that the 911 call was made at 4:07 p.m. for an “emergency water rescue.”
Matthew Perry’s cause of death is still unknown. Investigators said Monday that the exact cause of Matthew Perry’s death could not be determined. The Los Angeles medical examiner handling the case confirmed that it will be at least several weeks before a final official conclusion is reached on the actor’s cause of death and Perry’s body can be released to the family.
Preliminary results on Matthew Perry’s cause of death are inconclusive and the cause of death has not yet been determined. In this context, further research will be done, including a toxicology report.