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Matthew Perry’s cause of death pending additional investigation after autopsy
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Matthew Perry’s cause of death pending additional investigation after autopsy

Matthew Perry's initial post-mortem was 'inconclusive'

Matthew Perry's cause of death is pending additional investigation after an autopsy was carried out.

The Friends favorite passed away on Saturday, October 28, at the age of 54.

Perry was found dead in a hot tub at his home in Los Angeles and his friends, family, and fans have been left devastated.

His family have issued a statement in the wake of Perry's death, and described themselves as 'heartbroken'.

"We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our beloved son and brother," the family said.

"Matthew brought so much joy to the world, both as an actor and a friend.

"You all meant so much to him and we appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love."

Since his death, Perry's initial post mortem has been conducted in a bid to determine the star's cause of death - but the results have come back 'inconclusive'.

With this in mind, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner has requested further investigations, including a toxicology report, to be made.

Fans are heartbroken at the news of Matthew Perry's passing.
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An official conclusion isn't expected to be released for several weeks.

While it's yet to be revealed how the actor died, police have said that there are no signs of foul play.

Prior to his death, Perry had been extremely candid about his battle with addiction over the years, and opened up about it further in his memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.

Perry had been addicted to alcohol and prescription painkillers.

But he wasn't vocal about his addiction issues for sympathy - he simply wanted to help others.

Matthew Perry played Chandler Bing in Friends.
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In an interview last year, the late 54-year-old was asked what advice he'd give to those going through a similar situation that he did.

"I want people to understand that they're not alone that there are other people feeling exactly the way they're feeling," he said.

"That their behavior is not insane, that they have a disease and it's not their fault. There's a very famous line that people don't change. I happen to know that people do change.

“And I see that every day. I see people getting better. I see the lights in their eyes come on and they get through the terrible part of addiction and the detox and are able to live a normal life as long as they do a certain amount of work everyday.”

It was one of the actor's final interviews before his death.

Topics: Friends, Matthew Perry, Celebrity, News, US News