Matthew Perry’s Tragic Death Linked to Ketamine: A Closer Look at the Actor’s Life and the Drug’s Dual Nature

  • December 16, 2023
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Matthew Perry’s Tragic Death Linked to Ketamine: A Closer Look at the Actor’s Life and the Drug’s Dual Nature


Matthew Perry’s cause of death remains undetermined, but his autopsy revealed high levels of ketamine, a drug used for treating severe depression but also for recreational purposes. This finding suggests the drug may have played a role in his death.

Matthew Perry’s Ketamine Infusion Therapy: 

Perry had been battling addiction for years and was receiving Ketamine Infusion therapy, a treatment that helps with depression and anxiety. This treatment had only begun a week before his sudden death, and according to the report, the medication used in Ketamine Infusion leaves the body quickly, lasting only 3-4 hours.

Tragic Circumstances of Perry’s Death: 

Sadly, on October 28th, Perry’s assistant found him lifeless, floating face down in the heated end of his pool. Witnesses reported seeing him playing pickleball and returning home in good spirits. Several contributing factors, including Ketamine, drowning, heart disease, and an opioid addiction medication, are being investigated as possible causes of his death. The exact cause is still undetermined.

Legacy of Matthew Perry: 

Matthew Perry’s sudden death has left the entertainment industry in shock and mourning. The beloved actor, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on Friends, openly shared his struggles with addiction in his 2022 book, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing. His co-stars from the world-famous sitcom have shared personal tributes, highlighting not just his comedic genius on-screen but also his genuine humor and kindness in real life.

His “Friends” co-stars have poured out heartfelt tributes

  • Jennifer Aniston: “Matty, my dear, the funny ones always take us too soon. You were one of the brightest lights. I love you.”
  • Courteney Cox: “Michael, how could you?…I’ll miss you terribly. You were an incredible friend. Sending all my love to your family.”
  • Lisa Kudrow: “We’re all devastated by the loss of Matt. No words can describe the grief. He will be remembered for his talent, wit, and kindness.”
  • Matt LeBlanc: “Mattie…we love you. Thank you for everything.”
  • David Schwimmer: “Matty, I’ll miss you, buddy. You were the best Chandler Bing ever.”
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