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LAPD, Feds Are Investigating Matthew Perry's Death

They want to know where the actor got the ketamine that killed him

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Police Department, assisted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the US Postal Service, is trying to find out where Matthew Perry got the ketamine that killed him. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that the investigation has been going on for months and authorities have already interviewed "...

Matthew Perry's Stepdad Speaks: 'He Was Happy'
Matthew Perry's
Stepdad Speaks

Matthew Perry's Stepdad Speaks

Keith Morrison says Perry 'was happy,' but he 'didn't get to have his third act, and that's not fair'

(Newser) - Keith Morrison is a longtime NBC News correspondent. He's also the longtime stepdad of Matthew Perry, and he sat down with Hoda Kotb on her podcast to discuss the actor's death last October. Morrison married Perry's mother, Suzanne Perry Morrison, in 1981, and tells Kotb that "...

Details of Matthew Perry's Will Revealed

He left belongings in a trust named after a Woody Allen character

(Newser) - Details of Matthew Perry's will are coming out, and one particularly headline-generating detail is that the actor, who died last year at age 54, left his belongings in a trust apparently named after Woody Allen's Annie Hall character. The will, created in 2009, dictates most of his estate...

Autopsy Finds Matthew Perry Died of Ketamine's Effects

Report lists several contributing factors in actor's death

(Newser) - An autopsy report released on Friday concludes that Matthew Perry died of "the acute effects of ketamine," an anesthetic. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office listed several contributing factors, including coronary artery disease, drowning, and the effects of the opioid buprenorphine. But the autopsy found the...

Jennifer Aniston on Matthew Perry: 'He Wasn't Struggling'

She says he was getting in shape, 'on a pursuit' before death

(Newser) - At the end of their interview for Variety's Emmys issue , Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon talked about Aniston's Friends co-star and longtime friend Matthew Perry. Aniston said that before Perry's death, "He was happy. He was healthy. He had quit smoking. He was getting in shape....

Julia Roberts Speaks Out on Matthew Perry

Calls death of her ex-boyfriend 'heartbreaking'

(Newser) - Julia Roberts, who dated Matthew Perry in the 1990s, spoke for the first time publicly about the comedian's death at age 54. "The sudden passing of anybody so young is heartbreaking," Roberts said during an interview on Entertainment Tonight . "I think that, you know, it just...

Matthew Perry's Famous Stepdad Breaks His Silence

Asks fans to donate to Matthew Perry Foundation

(Newser) - Jennifer Aniston took the opportunity on Giving Tuesday to promote a foundation established earlier this month in Matthew Perry's honor—as did Keith Morrison, the actor's famous stepfather, breaking his silence following the death of Perry at age 54 last month. "This is not the sort of...

Lisa Kudrow Pays Tribute to 'Completely Brilliant' Matthew Perry

'Thank you for the best 10 years a person gets to have'

(Newser) - Two weeks after Matthew Perry's Friends co-stars issued a joint statement after his death at age 54, speaking of their "unfathomable loss," Lisa Kudrow has become the last of the group to pay tribute to him on social media. "Thank you for making me laugh so...

Aniston, Schwimmer Share Tributes to Matthew Perry

'Rest little brother,' Aniston writes

(Newser) - Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer have followed Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc in paying heartfelt tributes to Friends co-star Matthew Perry. In an Instagram post Wednesday, Aniston said she had been going over their old text messages, "laughing and crying then laughing again," Variety reports. She shared one...

Courteney Cox Shares a Favorite Moment With Perry

'Friends' co-star says farewell in Instagram post

(Newser) - Another Friends cast member has posted an individual tribute to Matthew Perry. Courteney Cox, whose Monica Geller character ended up married to Perry's Chandler Bing on the show, on Tuesday posted a video on Instagram of the scene where the two first get together. "When you work with...

Matthew Perry's Ex-Fiancee Speaks Out

Molly Hurwitz mourns actor in private Instagram post

(Newser) - In an Instagram post cited by multiple outlets including E! and CNN , Matthew Perry's former fiancee mourns the actor, who died Saturday at 54. Molly Hurwitz, who was with Perry for three years before they broke their engagement in 2021, has her Instagram account set to private, so the...

'We Were More Than Just Cast Mates,' Friends Stars Say
Friends Stars Speak as a Group

Friends Stars Speak as a Group

Co-stars issue statement on death of Matthew Perry

(Newser) - The surviving stars of Friends issued a brief statement Monday as a group on the death of Matthew Perry , adding that they're unable to say much just now. "We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are...

Matthew Perry's Batman Posts Fixate Fans

Actor had a well-documented love of the superhero, but some fans see a worrying subtext

(Newser) - It apparently will take awhile to determine a cause of death for Matthew Perry, and in the meantime, fans are parsing his final social media posts. One thing that stands out is that his last several Instagram posts refer in some way to Batman, with Perry signing off as "...

Further Inquiry Needed on Matthew Perry's Cause of Death

Meanwhile, heartbroken tributes to the actor are pouring in

(Newser) - As the medical examiner's office indicated, per CNN , that more investigation is needed before determining his cause of death, Matthew Perry's devastated family released a statement on the actor's untimely passing at age 54, telling People , "We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our beloved...

Perry Posted Peaceful Photo of Himself in Hot Tub Days Ago

'Friends' star is dead at 54 of apparent drowning

(Newser) - The death of Matthew Perry at age 54 has led to a deluge of coverage about his acting career and his well-known struggles with addiction. The New York Times digs out a fitting quote from Perry himself from a 2002 interview: "I was a guy who wanted to become...

Friends Star Matthew Perry Is Dead at 54

The actor apparently drowned at his home in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Friends star Matthew Perry is dead at age 54 after apparently drowning, reports TMZ . The actor who played Chandler Bing in the sitcom was found unresponsive at his home Saturday in the Los Angeles area, according to the Los Angeles Times . The latter outlet says he was found unresponsive in...

Matthew Perry Will Yank Unpopular Keanu Reeves Jokes

In memoir, Perry seems to lament that Reeves is still alive while other stars have died

(Newser) - Speaking before a packed audience at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday, Matthew Perry said he would remove unpopular jokes made at the expense of Keanu Reeves from future editions of his memoir. "I said a stupid thing. It was a mean thing to do,"...

Matthew Perry Spills More on the 'Big Terrible Thing'

'Friends' actor's book is out, and he goes into more detail on the substance abuse that nearly killed him

(Newser) - Excerpts had leaked in advance of Matthew Perry's book, and he'd openly mentioned in interviews that he'd be talking about his drug and alcohol addiction in it. Now, after the Tuesday release of Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, more on the Friends star's extensive...

Matthew Perry: Stomach Scars Remind Me to Stay Sober

Actor opens up about addiction to 'People' ahead of memoir release

(Newser) - Matthew Perry is opening up about his struggles with alcohol and drug addiction like never before ahead of the release of his memoir on Nov. 1. He deeply considered the timing of Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: "I wanted to share when I was safe from going...

'Greatest Woman' on Earth Gets a Celebrity Fiance

'Friends' star Matthew Perry to marry girlfriend Molly Hurwitz

(Newser) - Matthew Perry's girlfriend is about to get a title promotion. "I decided to get engaged," the 51-year-old Friends star tells People . "Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time." That woman is 29-year-old literary manager...

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