Matthew Perry‘s death was not the result of a fentanyl or meth overdose, at least that’s what initial testing shows… TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ investigators conducted a less in-depth test on Perry, which showed he had no fentanyl or meth in his system. However, it is important to note that more in-depth testing is still being conducted as part of toxicology to analyze whether any other illegal drugs are present in his blood – and whether the levels of any prescribed drugs were at harmful doses.
It will likely take four to six months for the results to come back, and once all that data is collected, the coroner will determine the cause and manner of death.
As we first reported, the prescription drugs found at Matthew’s house they were all prescribed to the actor for his various ailments, and kept in good bottles.
If anything illegal came back in his autopsy results, the LAPD’s Robbery Homicide Division would continue to investigate.
RHD’s involvement initially left people scratching their heads, especially since there is currently NO evidence of foul play. However, it is common for detectives from that division to take the lead on high-profile cases because of their experience and dedicated manpower.
As TMZ first reported, Matthew was Found unresponsive in his hot tub Saturday at his Pacific Palisades home after playing pickleball for a few hours earlier that day at Riviera Country Club.
Although it appears he died by drowning, the coroner will have the official word once all tests are completed.
The fact that initial testing shows no evidence of a meth or fentanyl overdose – a common cause of death in America’s opioid epidemic – is consistent with what people close to Matthew have told us… that he is sober was and “never happier.”