No fentanyl or meth found in Matthew Perry's initial toxicology report

02 Nov 2023 08:22am
The late Matthew Perry - PIX from Matthew's personal Instagram account
The late Matthew Perry - PIX from Matthew's personal Instagram account

SHAH ALAM - Matthew Perry’s tragic death was not the result of a fentanyl or meth overdose, initial toxicology tests revealed, according to reports.

The late actor, who was propelled to global stardom after landing a role on “Friends,” died Saturday of an alleged drowning incident at his California home.

He was 54.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that investigators ran a less-in-depth test on the actor that revealed he did not have fentanyl or meth in his system at the time of his death.

More in-depth tests are currently being conducted as part of the toxicology, which can take months to establish an official cause of death. Additionally, a cause of death was “deferred.”

It was reported that when investigators responded to Perry's home, they did not find any illegal drugs but found prescription medication that was properly labelled and kept in storage bottles.

In his 2022 memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, Perry wrote that after his colon exploded in 2018, he was prescribed opiates that he deemed insufficient to deal with his pain, prompting him to turn to street dealers to supply him with potentially fentanyl-laced OxyContin.

The street pills were something like $75 per pill, so I was giving the guy $3,000 at a time, many times a week,' he wrote.

Those who knew him maintain that Perry was clean and sober at the time of his death.

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Perry was best known for playing funnyman Chandler Bing on “Friends” for 10 years, launching lucrative showbiz careers for him and co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer.