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Nov 02, 2023 04:36 PM IST

Initial toxicology tests rule out presence of two major drugs in Matthew Perry's body

How did Matthew Perry die still remains a mystery. It's been 4 days since Friends star Chandler Bing was found dead in his hot tub and until now there has been no official reason given behind his sudden demise. However, presence of certain substances in his body have been ruled out.

A makeshift memorial for Matthew Perry is seen outside the building shown in exterior shots of the television show "Friends" on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)(Invision)
A makeshift memorial for Matthew Perry is seen outside the building shown in exterior shots of the television show "Friends" on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)(Invision)

The initial toxicology test carried out on Matthew Perry has revealed his death was not substance-related for at least two major drugs. Given his history of addiction it was being speculated that the actor may have taken illicit drugs, however, the verdict remains uncertain with more tests being conducted.

Matthew Perry Toxicology test results

Until the real cause of his death is revealed, Toxicology test has ruled out presence of two drugs Fentanyl & Meth in Perry's body at the time of his death. Nonetheless, this discovery did not rule out the presence of other illicit drugs in Perry's blood.

According to a TMZ report, more in-depth tests are being conducted on the TV personality's body. These investigations are a part of the toxicology exam to determine whether he had consumed other illegal substances or if he took lethal doses of any prescription medication.

Earlier the autopsy test also remained inconclusive and the report was ‘deferred’ until the toxicology report came out, that's expected to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

The Friends actor passed away in a hot tub at his Pacific Palisades home after playing pickleball earlier that day. He was found unresponsive by first his secretary. The first responders also discovered various prescription pills in the Hollywood veteran's home.

Also Read: Woman Matthew Perry was pictured with a day before death is model Athenna Crosby

Even though the authorities had ruled any any foul play, his sudden death is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division, TMZ has reported. Police have said that this is simply standard procedure for high-profile cases.

Also Read: Matthew Perry's assistant found him underwater in hot tub

Once the final analysis is completed, the authorities will be able to reveal the real cause of death. However, if illicit drugs are discovered in the Perry's body, the case will be need further investigation.

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