The “Friends” star was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Saturday. An official cause of death is pending further examination.
WASHINGTON — Matthew Perry’s cause of death remains undetermined after a Los Angeles County coroner deferred the ruling.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office updated Perry’s cause of death on Sunday afternoon to “deferred,” meaning its pending an additional investigation.
The “Friends” star was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Saturday. Perry’s body was found in a hot tub at his home, according to unnamed sources cited by the Los Angeles Times and celebrity website TMZ, which was the first to report the news.
Perry was mourned on social media by “Friends” creators, co-stars and some very famous fans.
“This truly is The One Where Our Hearts Are Broken,” “Friends” co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane, along with executive producer Kevin Bright, said in a joint statement Sunday.
“We are shocked and deeply, deeply saddened by our beloved friend Matthew’s passing,” Kauffman, Crane and Bright wrote. “We will always cherish the joy, the light, the blinding intelligence he brought to every moment – not just to his work, but in life as well. He was always the funniest person in the room. More than that, he was the sweetest, with a giving and selfless heart.”
Perry’s family also gave a statement to People Magazine, writing that they are heartbroken by the loss.
Perry was born Aug. 19, 1969, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. His father is actor John Bennett Perry and his mother, Suzanne, served as press secretary of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and is married to “Dateline” correspondent Keith Morrison.
“Matthew brought so much joy to the world, both as an actor and a friend,” the family said. “You all meant so much to him and we appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love.”
Perry’s 10 seasons on “Friends” made him one of Hollywood’s most recognizable actors, starring opposite Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer as a friend group in New York.