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It became known from what died star of "Friends" Matthew Perry: what the autopsy showed

Olha LipychEntertainment
New details of Matthew Perry's death emerge

Forensic experts in Los Angeles (USA) have given an opinion on the cause of death of the American actor, star of the cult TV series Friends, Matthew Perry. The autopsy results of the actor's body showed that he died as a result of an accident caused by the "acute effects of ketamine".

This was reported by People magazine. Experts also pointed to drowning, coronary heart disease, and exposure to buprenorphine, a drug used to treat opioid use disorders, as factors contributing to Perry's death.

It became known from what died star of ''Friends'' Matthew Perry: what the autopsy showed

The autopsy report states that Perry "was undergoing ketamine infusion therapy," but the last course of treatment ended about a week and a half before his death. Experts concluded that the ketamine in the actor's body at the time of his death could not have been the result of this infusion therapy, as ketamine has a half-life of 3-4 hours at most.

Thus, they concluded that Perry's death was caused by an "unknown route of ketamine use".

It became known from what died star of ''Friends'' Matthew Perry: what the autopsy showed

"With the high levels of ketamine found in Perry's postmortem blood samples, the main fatal consequences must have been related to both excessive cardiovascular stimulation and respiratory depression," the medical examiner's office said in its report. As a result, the actor lost consciousness and drowned.

Ketamine is a strong anesthetic that has become popular in the United States in recent years as an alternative treatment for depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

Matthew Perry passed away prematurely on October 28, 2023. The body of the 54-year-old actor was found by his Japanese assistant Kenny Iwamas in a Jacuzzi. "It looks like he drowned," law enforcement insiders told reporters. The first responders arrived at the scene due to a call of cardiac arrest. All the details are in the article.

It became known from what died star of ''Friends'' Matthew Perry: what the autopsy showed

Law enforcement officers did not find any drugs in the deceased's apartment, which the actor had been addicted to for many years. However, they did find a lot of prescription drugs, including antidepressants.

The results of the initial toxicology tests refuted the version that Perry could have died of an overdose. Neither fentanyl (a synthetic opioid that is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine) nor methamphetamine was found in his body.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you about the women Matthew Perry was in love with and loved. In 2020, the actor finally got engaged, but the wedding was later canceled. All the details are in our article. 

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