Matthew Perry’s death certificate REVEALED: Actor’s official cause of death remains a mystery pending toxicology report
- Matthew Perry’s death certificate shows his official cause of death is being deferred pending toxicology reports, which could take weeks to determine
- The document also lists Perry’s industry as ‘Entertainment’ and his stepfather Keith Morrison as the ‘informant’ of death
- Perry died last month of a suspected drowning and initial toxicology reports show he did not have drugs in his system
Matthew Perry’s official death certificate has been revealed.
The actor, who died last month after being found in the hot tub of his Los Angeles home, was buried on Friday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Now his death certificate, obtained by The Blast, shows his official cause of death is being deferred pending toxicology reports, which could take weeks to determine.
The document also lists Perry’s industry as ‘Entertainment’ and his stepfather Keith Morrison as the ‘informant’ who provided the information for the death certificate.
Matthew Perry’s death certificate shows his official cause of death is being deferred pending toxicology reports, which could take weeks to determine
The document also lists Perry’s industry as ‘Entertainment’ and his stepfather Keith Morrison as the ‘informant’
In his last post to his Instagram the star shared haunting images of him in his pool
While Perry’s cause of death remains unconfirmed, initial toxicology reports found that there was no meth or fentanyl in his system when he is believed to have drowned.
More in-depth testing is underway and would show if the beloved actor had any prescription medication in his system.
When investigators responded to Perry’s home, they did not find any illegal drugs, but found prescription medication that was properly labeled and kept in storage bottles.
Perry had been open about his struggles with drugs and alcohol.
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.
The death certificate also notes that Perry was ‘never married.’
In his deeply personal memoir, Perry let the world know how lonely he was and how he yearned for children.
Jennifer Aniston (left), Courteney Cox (second left), David Schwimmer (center), Lisa Kudrow (second right) and Matt LeBlanc (far right) are seen on Friday at Matthew Perry’s funeral
Perry’s coffin is pictured being carried into the church on Friday
Tributes were left outside Matthew Perry’s Los Angeles home, including Friends memorabilia
Perry’s Friends co-stars gathered Friday and were seen consoling each other outside the church where the 54-year-old was laid to rest.
Jennifer Aniston, 54; Lisa Kudrow, 60; Courteney Cox, 59; and David Schwimmer, 57, arrived as a quartet – all dressed in black suits and somber as they prepared to say their last goodbyes to their beloved co-star.
They were joined outside the church after the simple hour-long ceremony by Matt LeBlanc, 56, and were pictured in conversation with other well wishers.
His tearful mother Suzanne Morrison, 84, and Dateline journalist stepfather Keith, 76, were both at the private event, as was his father John Perry, 82. Morrison was one of the pallbearers.
An onlooker told DailyMail.com: ‘There was not a dry eye in there. There were a lot of tears and laughter. Only close friends and family spoke.’
After the service, Perry was buried in a dark wooden coffin in a family-only ceremony.
The cemetery is opposite Warner Bros Studios, where Friends was filmed for 10 seasons, and is the final resting place of a galaxy of Hollywood stars – among them Carrie Fisher, Bette Davis, Stan Laurel, Buster Keaton, INXS frontman Michael Hutchence and Anne Heche.
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