There was nary meth aliases fentanyl successful Matthew Perry's strategy erstwhile he drowned successful a basking tub successful his California home, first toxicology reports person revealed.
The precocious Friends star, 54, was recovered lifeless wrong a basking conduit extracurricular of his Pacific Palisades location successful Los Angeles Saturday. Throughout his life, Perry was unfastened astir his struggles pinch narcotics and alcohol.
The communal narcotics were not recovered successful Perry's strategy during first tests, according to a TMZ report. But, much in-depth testing is underway and would show if nan beloved character had immoderate medicine medication successful his system.
When investigators responded to Perry's home, they did not find immoderate forbidden drugs, but recovered medicine medication that was decently branded and kept successful retention bottles.
In his 2022 memoir, Friends, Lovers and nan Big Terrible Thing, Perry wrote that aft his colon exploded successful 2018, he was prescribed opiates that he deemed insufficient to woody pinch his pain, prompting him to move to thoroughfare dealers to proviso him pinch perchance fentanyl-laced OxyContin.
'The thoroughfare pills were thing for illustration $75 per pill, truthful I was giving nan feline $3,000 astatine a time, galore times a week,' he wrote.
Matthew Perry's daze decease successful nan basking tub astatine his Los Angeles location connected Saturday prompted an outpouring of grief
Initial toxicology tests did not show fentanyl aliases meth successful Perry's system, but much in-depth testing is underway. When constabulary responded to Perry's location (pictured) they recovered medicine medication that was decently branded and stored
After an first investigation, nan Los Angeles County coroner has deferred giving a origin of death, which whitethorn return weeks to determine. Those who knew him support that Perry was cleanable and sober astatine nan clip of his death.
Perry wrote successful his memoir that he had spent $9 cardinal trying to get sober
Perry wrote astatine nan opening of his million-selling memoir: 'Hi, my sanction is Matthew, though you whitethorn cognize maine by different name. My friends telephone maine Matty. And I should beryllium dead.'
On Sunday, Perry's book was classed No. 1 connected Amazon, supplanting Britney Spears' memoir.
As he filmed nan sitcom-hit Friends successful nan 90s, galore group were unaware of nan struggle Perry had pinch addiction and an aggravated desire to please audiences.
'Friends' was huge. I couldn't jeopardize that. I loved nan script. I loved my co-actors. I loved nan scripts. I loved everything astir nan show but I was struggling pinch my addictions which only added to my consciousness of shame,' he wrote successful his memoir. 'I had a concealed and nary 1 could know.'
'I felt for illustration I was gonna dice if nan unrecorded assemblage didn't laugh, and that's not patient for sure. But I could sometimes opportunity a statement and nan assemblage wouldn't laughter and I would sweat and sometimes spell into convulsions.'
Perry wrote. 'If I didn't get nan laughter I was expected to get I would freak out. I felt that each azygous night. This unit near maine successful a bad place. I besides knew of nan six group making that show, only 1 of them was sick.'
Perry's Friends co-stars saying they were 'devastated' by his decease and that they had been much for illustration family than castmates
After an first investigation, nan Los Angeles County coroner has deferred giving a origin of death, which whitethorn return weeks to determine. Those who knew him support that Perry was cleanable and sober astatine nan clip of his death
He recalled successful his memoir that co-star Jennifer Aniston confronted him astir being inebriated while filming.
'I cognize you're drinking,' he remembered her telling him once. 'We tin smell it,' she said, successful what Perry called a 'kind of weird but loving way, and nan plural 'we' deed maine for illustration a sledgehammer.'
A chap personnel of Perry's betterment programme told DailyMail.com successful an exclusive question and reply Tuesday: 'Matty wasn't drinking. He was a large portion of our AA community. He was attending meetings, speaking astatine meetings and was moving pinch a fistful of newcomers.
'He had a sponsor and was a sponsor. He seemed to beryllium doing well.'
The insider said nan character had been focused connected helping others battling addiction and had precocious expressed liking successful sharing his communicative done nationalist speaking events.
'Matty said he wanted to return to universities and speak astir alcoholism. That was his gift. He could speak truthful good and motivate people,' nan root added.
'It was important for him to scope nan younger procreation and dispersed his Don't Give Up message. He really lived by those words.
Perry recalled successful his memoir that co-star Jennifer Aniston confronted him astir being inebriated while filming.
'He ever made group laugh, moreover successful meetings. But he was besides spiritual, not religious, but spiritual. He walked nan talk and knew this was his mission. To thief different people, to springiness them hope.
'Matty will everlastingly beryllium nan meaning of dream because he never, ever gave up. He turned his life astir and helped countless group successful nan program. More than he could imagine.'
Fentanyl, a powerful opioid, is nan deadliest supplier successful nan U.S. today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that supplier overdose deaths person accrued much than sevenfold from 2015 to 2021.
More than 100,000 deaths a twelvemonth person been linked to supplier overdoses since 2020 and astir two-thirds of those are related to fentanyl. The decease toll is much than 10 times arsenic galore supplier deaths arsenic successful 1988, astatine nan tallness of nan ace epidemic.
The U.S. has taken a slew of actions to stem nan tide of fentanyl coming into nan country. Overall, nan Biden management has imposed complete 200 sanctions related to nan forbidden supplier trade.
State lawmakers nationwide are responding to nan deadliest overdose situation successful U.S. history by pushing harsher penalties for possessing fentanyl.