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Cause of Death Report Issued For Matthew Perry

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Matthew Perry, the charismatic actor known for his wit, charm, and impeccable comedic timing, has left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment.

Age of 54

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Matthew Perry, known for his role as Chandler Bing on the sitcom “Friends,” passed away at the age of 54.

Autopsy report

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Perry died of “acute effects of ketamine,” according to an autopsy report. The report revealed that other factors contributed to his death.

Other factors

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The other factors contributing to his death included drowning, coronary artery disease, and the effects of buprenorphine.

Ketamine

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Ketamine is approved as an anesthetic. However, it is also used illegally and recreationally in the U.S.

Medical Examiner

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In the first report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner, the cause of death is currently “deferred” pending toxicology results. No drugs were found at the scene and foul play was not suspected.

Substance abuse

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Perry battled substance abuse for many years, spending millions on rehab and undergoing multiple surgeries. He had been sober since early 2021.

Shock and sadness

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The news of his death has been met with shock and sadness, with tributes pouring in from his colleagues and fans.

“Friends”

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“Friends” co-creators, Marta Kauffman and David Crane, and executive producer Kevin Bright said, “We are shocked and deeply, deeply saddened by our beloved friend Matthew’s passing. It still seems impossible. All we can say is that we feel blessed to have had him as part of our lives,” they added.

Brilliant talent

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“He was a brilliant talent. It’s a cliche to say that an actor makes a role their own, but in Matthew’s case, there are no truer words. From the day we first heard him embody the role of Chandler Bing, there was no one else for us,” the statement continued.

Funniest person in the room

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“We will always cherish the joy, the light, the blinding intelligence he brought to every moment – not just to his work, but in life as well. He was always the funniest person in the room. More than that, he was the sweetest, with a giving and selfless heart.We send all of our love to his family and friends. This truly is The One Where Our Hearts Are Broken.”

His legacy

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“We are incredibly saddened by the too soon passing of Matthew Perry. He brought so much joy to hundreds of millions of people around the world with his pitch perfect comedic timing and wry wit. His legacy will live on through countless generations,” NBC shared on X.

Diverse range of roles

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From his iconic portrayal of Chandler Bing on the beloved television sitcom “Friends” to his diverse range of roles on both the small and big screen, Perry’s career has been defined by his talent, versatility, and enduring appeal to audiences around the globe.

Born on August 19

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Born on August 19, 1969, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Perry was destined for stardom from an early age.

Passion for acting

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Raised in Ottawa, Canada, he discovered his passion for acting at a young age and pursued his dreams with unwavering determination. After landing roles in various television shows and films throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Perry’s breakthrough came in 1994 when he was cast as Chandler Bing on “Friends.”

Endearing vulnerability

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As one-sixth of the iconic ensemble cast of “Friends,” Perry endeared himself to audiences with his quick wit, sarcastic humor, and endearing vulnerability.

Chandler Bing

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Chandler Bing’s unique blend of charm and neuroses made him a fan favorite, earning Perry widespread acclaim and numerous award nominations, including an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

Beyond his work on “Friends”

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Beyond his work on “Friends,” Perry showcased his acting prowess in a variety of roles across film, television, and theater. From starring alongside Bruce Willis in the comedy “The Whole Nine Yards” to his critically acclaimed performance in the drama series “The West Wing,” Perry has proven himself to be a versatile and talented actor capable of tackling a wide range of genres and characters.

Achievements

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In addition to his achievements as an actor, Perry was also a passionate advocate for various social causes, including addiction recovery and mental health awareness.

Addiction

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Having struggled with addiction himself in the past, Perry had been open about his personal battles and used his platform to raise awareness and support for those facing similar challenges.

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