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Matthew Perry’s Death Certificate Released

Matthew Perry’s Death Certificate Released

Less than two weeks after Matthew Perry shockingly passed away at the age of 54, the Friends star’s death certificate has been released. 

According to E! News, the certificate reveals that the late actor was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles. The cemetery is notably close to the Warner Bros. Studio lot where he shot Friends from 1994 to 2004. Perry’s funeral was last week. Among those who attended the private event were his Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc. 

However, Matthew Perry’s death certificate also reveals that the cause of death is still “deferred.” This is because the late actor’s initial autopsy results were ruled inconclusive pending a toxicology report. The document notes that Perry’s date of death was Oct. 28 at 4:17 p.m. at his residence, which is located at the Pacific Palisades just outside of Los Angeles. 

Matthew Perry was found dead in a jacuzzi of his residence. Originally, reports came out that his cause of death was possibly downing.  A fire department spokesperson told E! News that officially discovered an adult male unconscious in a stand-alone hot tub after responding to an emergency call.

“A bystander had brought the man’s head above the water and gotten him to the edge,” LAFD Captain Erik Scott stated. “Then firefighters removed him from the water upon their arrival. A rapid medical assessment, sadly, revealed the man was deceased prior to first responder arrival.”

Authorities Reveal in Death Certificate There Are No Other ‘Significant Conditions’ Contributing to Matthew Perry’s Death 

Meanwhile, E! News reports that authorities stated in the death certificate no other significant conditions were contributing to Matthew Perry’s sudden death. 

Although the certificate did confirm Perry never got married, he was engaged to Moly Hurwitz from 2020 to 2021. Prior to his relationship with Hurwitz, Perry dated Lizzy Caplan.

Matthew Perry wrote about his breakup with Caplan in his memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, and he was still haunted by how things ended between the duo. “All my fears reared up like a snake,” he wrote. “I often think if I’d asked [her to marry me] now we’d have two kids and a house. Instead, I’m some schmuck who’s done in his house at fifty-three.”

After the couple broke up, Perry claimed that Caplan sent him an email stating she was getting married and she had no room in her life for friends. “I never replied to that email, and we’ve never spoken since. It was an incredibly harsh way to reveal the news that she was getting married and not something I would ever do to a person, but there you have it.”