In cases where the cause of death cannot be determined at the time of autopsy, a deferred certificate is issued until additional studies have been completed, according to the LA coroner’s guidelines.
While an autopsy has been conducted, examiners are awaiting the results of toxicology reports to determine Perry’s cause of death. Toxicology reports can take several weeks to complete.
Investigators intend to use the toxicology reports to assess whether any foreign substances may have contributed to Perry’s death, according to a law enforcement source.
The Los Angeles Police Department Robbery-Homicide Division is investigating Perry’s death, but no foul play is suspected, as indicated by a law enforcement source. The medical examiner’s records on Sunday showed that Perry’s remains were ready to be released to his next of kin.
Matthew Perry, aged 54, was found unresponsive in his hot tub, as reported by the Los Angeles Times, citing law enforcement sources.
Perry’s family released a statement to People magazine on Sunday, expressing their heartbreak over the tragic loss of their beloved son and brother. They mentioned that Matthew brought joy to the world as an actor and friend, and they appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love from his fans and friends.