Multiple People Could Be Charged For Matthew Perry’s Death

The investigation into the tragic death of Friends star Matthew Perry has seen some significant updates. Perry, who passed away on 28th October 2023 at the age of 54, was determined to have died from the acute effects of ketamine, with drowning as a contributing factor. His death was initially ruled accidental by the autopsy report.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner wrapped up its investigation in December. However, in May, the LAPD launched a criminal investigation to delve deeper into the circumstances surrounding Perry’s death. According to People magazine, this investigation is now “nearing its conclusion,” with the LAPD believing that “multiple people” should face charges in connection with the actor’s death.

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At the time of his passing, Perry was undergoing ketamine infusion therapy, a treatment used to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD and addiction. Perry had struggled with severe addictions to drugs and alcohol for most of his life. His last therapy session, though, was reportedly over a week before his death. The autopsy highlighted that the ketamine found in his system at the time of his death could not have been from his last infusion session, given ketamine’s short half-life of three to four hours.

Given the high levels of ketamine in Perry’s system and his possession, the LAPD, in collaboration with the DEA and the U.S. Postal Inspector, have been investigating how he may have obtained the drug that ultimately led to his death.