Pending further investigation into the Chandler Bing actor’s premature passing, Matthew Perry’s official reason for dying has been listed as “deferred” by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Workplace. This classification aligns with the coroner’s workplace pointers, which state, “In circumstances the place the reason for dying can’t be decided on the time of post-mortem, a deferred certificates will probably be issued till further research have been accomplished” (by way of CNN).
Along with in search of traces of fentanyl and methamphetamine (categorized as narcotic analgesics and stimulants, respectively), additional toxicology testing will examine whether or not Perry had different substances in his system, together with alcohol, hashish, cocaine, and pharmaceuticals like antipsychotics and benzodiazepines. A extra definitive reason for dying will probably be issued as soon as these toxicology studies are accomplished.
Different particulars about Perry’s passing, such because the time of dying, have been considerably simpler to infer. Legislation enforcement officers informed TMZ that Perry’s physique wasn’t waterlogged after they found him within the jacuzzi, suggesting that he wasn’t within the scorching tub for lengthy earlier than he died. That is doubly confirmed by the truth that the actor’s assistant had solely briefly left to run an errand earlier than Perry’s dying.