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‘Multiple people’ may be charged in connection to Matthew Perry’s death: report

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Police believe “multiple people” should be charged in connection to Matthew Perry’s sudden death last October, People reports.

A law enforcement insider told the outlet that the federal investigation into this death will wrap up soon, and a decision about whether or not to press charges will be made.

Page Six reached out to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for comment and did not receive an immediate response.

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“Multiple” people may be charged in connection to Matthew Perry’s death, according to People. David M. Benett
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A law enforcement source reportedly told the outlet the federal investigation into this death will finish soon, which is when the decision to press charges will be made. AP

Perry died at age 54 from the “acute effects of ketamine,” which was ruled as accidental. His autopsy report form the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office also listed drowning, coronary artery disease and buprenorphine, an opioid, as contributing factors.

The “Friends” star had been open about his use of ketamine — a drug used to ease pain and treat depression — in his 2022 memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.”

However, he noted he did not enjoy it because it felt like a “giant exhale” that made him feel like he was “dying.”

While the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed in January the investigation into his death was completed, TMZ reported in May that the feds were probing into Perry’s use of ketamine.

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Perry died at the age of 54 in October 2023. REUTERS
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He was found unresponsive in his Los Angeles mansion’s hot tub. Brian Ach/Invision/AP

Following his unexpected death, Dr. Bankole Johnson theorized to Page Six that he had “likely” illegally obtained ketamine for “recreational use.”

“It would be questionable medicine to provide ketamine to someone also using buprenorphine — a true recipe for disaster,” Dr. Johnson added.

Perry was found dead in his Los Angeles mansion’s hot tub after he sent his assistant to run some errands.

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Perry died from the “acute effects of ketamine,” according to his autopsy report. matthewperry4/Instagram
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Also listed as factors were drowning, coronary artery disease and the opiod buprenorphine. Getty Images

He was thought to have been sober in the months leading up to his death.

It was no secret he had substance abuse issues throughout his entire adulthood and revealed in his book that he spent around $9 million trying to get himself clean.

“Not only do I have the disease, but I also have it bad,” the beloved actor candidly wrote. “I have it as bad as you can have it, in fact. It’s back-to-the-wall time all the time. It’s going to kill me…”

He also made it his mission to help others lead a sober Lifestyle. In 2012, he turned his $10 million Malibu beach estate into a men’s sober living facility called the Perry House.

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Perry struggled with addiction his entire life but was thought to be sober in the months leading up to his death. TheImageDirect.com
cover of "Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing"
He wrote about using ketamine to treat his depression in his 2022 memoir. AP

A decade later, Perry told podcaster Tom Power he wanted to be remembered for his efforts to help people live their most fulfilled lives.

“When I die, I don’t want ‘Friends’ to be the first thing that’s mentioned,” he said.

“I want that to be the first thing that’s mentioned. And I’m gonna live the rest of my life proving that.”

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