OAN’s Sophia Flores
3:50 PM – Friday, December 15, 2023
Police have revealed the cause of death regarding actor Matthew Perry, who is best known for his role on the hit television sitcom “Friends.”
54-year-old Perry was found unresponsive in a hot tub at his home in Los Angeles on October 28th.
On Friday, it was unveiled that he passed away due to “acute effects of ketamine.”
A post-mortem examination also showed that he suffered “respiratory impairment from submersion or immersion in liquid (drowning), coronary artery disease and the effects of buprenorphine” as contributions to his death.
Buprenorphine is a drug commonly used to treat opioid-use disorder, a disorder that Perry had previously been very open about in his struggles.
The autopsy noted that Perry had been clean from recreational drugs for 19 months and “was on ketamine infusion therapy,” with his latest treatment taking place just “‘one and a half weeks’ before his death.”
However, the coroner also highlighted that “the ketamine in his system at death could not be from that infusion therapy, since ketamine’s half-life is 3 to 4 hours, or less.”
Some social media users online have theorized that Perry could have been taking ketamine recreationally in addition to his doctor-supervised ketamine treatments.
Perry’s death was ruled an accident and no foul play has been suspected.
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