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Toxicology tests results show whether Matthew Perry died of drug overdose

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It became known whether Matthew Perry used drugs on the day of his death

On October 28, the world was shocked by the news of the death of Matthew Perry, the star of the iconic TV series Friends, who was 54 years old. As you know, the actor had been struggling with severe drug addiction for many years, so it was obvious that the movie star could have died of an overdose. However, the results of the initial toxicology tests refuted this version.

Preliminary analyzes showed that neither fentanyl (a synthetic opioid that is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine) nor methamphetamine was found in Perry's body. TMZ writes about it.

"Matthew Perry's death was not the result of a fentanyl or methamphetamine overdose... However, it is important to note that more in-depth tests are still being conducted as part of the toxicology investigation to analyze whether the levels of any prescription drugs exceeded harmful doses," the journalists write, citing law enforcement sources.

Toxicology tests results show whether Matthew Perry died of drug overdose

Deeper tests take much longer: from 4 to 6 months. It is after this period that it will become known for certain whether the star's death was the result of an overdose of prescription drugs found in his home by law enforcement.

As you know, the police searched the his apartment. They did not find the drugs that the filmmaker had been addicted to for many years, but they did find a lot of prescription drugs, including antidepressants.

All the medicines found in Matthew's house were prescribed to the actor for various diseases, including chronic lung disease, and were kept in proper bottles. Investigators do not rule out the possibility that they will find harmful doses of prescription drugs in his body during the autopsy. However, whether this is true will become known, as we have already noted, in 4-6 months.

Toxicology tests results show whether Matthew Perry died of drug overdose

As a reminder, the actor was found dead in a jacuzzi. "He seems to have drowned," law enforcement insiders told reporters. It is noted that the first responders arrived at the scene after receiving a call about a cardiac arrest. All the details are in the article.

The actor's death was also commented on by his Friends colleagues after a long pause. Read what Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and others had to say here.

Fans speculate that the actor could have committed suicide. The reason for such speculation was Perry's strange posts a few days before his death. In particular, he posted photos from the same jacuzzi where his body was found and left the caption, "Do you understand what I'm trying to tell you?"

OBOZ.UA previously told you what other films and TV series Matthew Perry starred in besides Friends. He was not only an impeccable comedic actor but also did a great job with dramatic roles.

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