According to the autopsy results on the 54-year-old “Friends” actor, released on Friday, Matthew Perry died due to the acute effects of the anesthetic ketamine.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office said in its autopsy report that Perry also drowned in the “hot part of the pool” but that was a secondary factor in his death on Oct. 28, which was ruled an accident.
Coronary artery disease and buprenorphine, used to treat opioid use disorder, also contributed, the report said.
Perry was declared dead after he was found unresponsive at his home in the Pacific Palisades district of Los Angeles. Investigators performed an autopsy the next day.