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Tests reveal whether fentanyl or meth contributed to Matthew Perry’s death

2023-11-03T15:41:22+00:00
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  • Matthew Perry’s toxicology results.
  • Initial tests say he had not taken meth or fentanyl.
  • The investigation into his death continues.

On Saturday, October 28, the entertainment world was devastated at the news that Matthew Perry had died.

He was known for playing Chandler Bing in the hit 90s series, Friends.

Perry had publicly battled addiction in the past, and his fans were shocked by his sudden passing.

Since the news broke, there has been speculation that his death may have been linked to opioids, although initial evidence points in a different direction.

Matthew Perry’s initial toxicology results

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According to TMZ, initial toxicology tests performed on Matthew Perry revealed no traces of fentanyl or methamphetamine in his system.

These tests are a fundamental part of the investigation to determine the cause of his death.

Although fans and friends are relieved to learn he likely didn’t die of an overdose, more in-depth testing is still being carried out.

This will determine if other illegal drugs, or possibly harmful levels of prescription medications, contributed to his death.

The investigation continues

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It could take four to six months before the coroner issues an official conclusion about the cause and manner of Perry’s death.

This keeps his fans and the entertainment industry in suspense, as they wait for answers about this tragic event.

Authorities have stated that all prescription medications found at Matthew Perry’s residence were properly prescribed.

The medications were all stored in appropriate containers and were prescribed for various conditions.

There were no traces of opioids in his system

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This information sheds light on the fact that Perry was likely not doing any illegal drugs before he died.

While initial tests do not indicate a methamphetamine or fentanyl overdose, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division will continue to investigate.

They are waiting for any relevant findings from the autopsy results, TMZ detailed.

The possibility of additional substances appearing in more in-depth tests remains an unknown.

Matthew Perry’s final moments

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Matthew Perry was found unconscious in his hot tub on Saturday, at his residence in Pacific Palisades.

Hours earlier, he had been enjoying a game of pickleball at the Riviera Country Club.

Although the circumstances point to a death by drowning, the official coroner’s report will ultimately determine the exact cause, according to TMZ.

People close to the actor stated that he was sober and «happier than ever» prior to his death.

The world is in shock

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This could indicate that Perry’s struggles with addictions were behind him and that his life was headed in a positive direction.

After Matthew Perry’s death, the entertainment world is in mourning.

Friends continues to be one of the most beloved sit-coms in the world, and his role as Chandler Bing left an indelible mark on pop culture.

Perry, throughout his career, showcased his talent and versatility in a variety of film and television projects, endearing him to a wide audience.

The waiting continues

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The news of his death has reignited debate over the opioid crisis in the United States, a problem that has claimed the lives of countless people in recent years.

The possibility that a beloved star like Matthew Perry, who had battled addiction, could have relapsed is shocking to many of his fans.

It highlights the need to continue addressing this serious public health problem.

We continue awaiting the final results of toxicology tests and the official determination of Matthew Perry’s cause of death.

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