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American police are investigating the death of actor Matthew Perry

American police are investigating the death of actor Matthew Perry

“Based on information from the coroner, the Los Angeles Police Department, with support from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Postal Inspection Service, continues to investigate the circumstances under which Perry died,” police said in a statement. Tuesday.

A coroner's report concluded last December that Perry, 54, died “by accident.” According to the autopsy, “high levels” of ketamine were found, which can cause cardiovascular hyperstimulation and respiratory problems. “Matthew Perry’s cause of death was due to the acute effects of ketamine,” the report said in December.

Ketamine is used recreationally and by doctors as an anesthetic and to treat depression and post-traumatic stress. The Forensic Department indicated that Perry was to receive injections of this substance to treat depression and anxiety.

On October 28, 2023, the actor was found unconscious in the swimming pool of his home in Los Angeles by rescuers, who were unable to revive him. According to the investigation into the case, “the last treatment was a week and a half before death, and the ketamine present in the body at the time of death could not have been from that infusion, because ketamine remains in the body for three months.” And four o'clock.”

The investigation aims to clarify how Perry accessed the substance, which is usually administered under medical supervision, according to North American media that cited anonymous sources.

Perry is best known around the world for his portrayal of the sarcastic Chandler Bing on Friends, the popular series that ran for 10 seasons between 1994 and 2004. The series contributed to enriching Perry's career, as he dealt with many addictions and serious health problems behind the scenes. Within years.

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In his autobiography “Friends, Love and This Terrible Thing,” published in 2022, the actor detailed his battle against addiction and his frequent trips to rehabilitation clinics. He said in the book that he sometimes used ketamine daily. Perry had been sober for the last 19 months before his death, according to statements heard by investigating officials.