Matthew Perry’s Cause of Death Is ‘Pending Additional Investigation’
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Friends actor Matthew Perry sadly passed away over the weekend at the age of 54. An autopsy has reportedly been done, but it is pending a toxicology report, and his cause of death is therefore listed as “deferred.”
Matthew Perry’s Autopsy Pending Toxicology Report
TMZ reported the news of Perry’s death on Saturday, sharing that first responders were called to the scene for a cardiac arrest. The actor was reportedly found in a jacuzzi and appears to have drowned. According to the outlet, no drugs were found at the scene.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed to People on Sunday that an autopsy had been completed, but the results were pending a toxicology report, which could take weeks. Perry’s cause of death is therefore “pending additional investigation.”
According to People, the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division is handling the investigation into Perry’s death, although “foul play is not suspected at this time.”
Charlie Puth's tribute to Matthew Perry with the theme song of Friends and "see you again". pic.twitter.com/wpMfWpfkOU— N3RO (@N3RONEWS) October 30, 2023
Charlie Puth Paid Tribute to Perry in Concert
Tributes have been pouring in since the news of Perry’s death broke over the weekend. One person who honored the actor was musician Charlie Puth. During Puth’s concert in Melbourne, Australia, he performed the theme song to Friends.
The audience joined in as Puth performed “I’ll Be There for You” by The Rembrandts while playing piano. The singer then launched into a performance of “See You Again,” which he recorded with Wiz Khalifa for the Furious 7 soundtrack. The song was a tribute to Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker, who passed away in 2013.
“We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our beloved son and brother,” Perry’s family said in a statement to People. “Matthew brought so much joy to the world, both as an actor and a friend. You all meant so much to him and we appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love.”