Matthew Perry Died From Accidental Drug Overdose And Drowning

Posted December 15, 2023 by with 1 comment

Sad, but of course not surprising. Via Variety:

Matthew Perry died from “the acute effects of ketamine,” according to the toxicology report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office. Contributing factors in the “Friends” actor’s death included drowning, coronary artery disease and the effects of buprenorphine (used to treat opioid use disorder). The manner of death was ruled an accident.

[Variety]

And more from ET:

According to the report, Perry was reportedly receiving ketamine infusion therapy for depression and anxiety. His last known treatment was more than a week before his death, but the ketamine in his system could not be from that treatment since the drug’s half-life is under four hours, according to the report.

[ET]