In a tragic development, officials have formally submitted documentation attesting to the demise of cherished Friends actor Matthew Perry. Perry’s formal death certificate was made public by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health following his discovery of death in his hot tub on October 28.
According to the death certificate that E! News was able to obtain, Perry was buried in Los Angeles’ Forest Lawn Memorial Park, which is located near the Warner Bros. Studios property where he shot the renowned NBC comedy from 1994 to 2004. On November 3, friends and coworkers gathered for a private burial to pay tribute to the 54-year-old actor, who was a five-time Emmy nominee.
According to the document, Perry’s cause of death is still “deferred,” which is consistent with previous reports that a toxicology report was due and that the autopsy’s initial results were inconclusive. At 4:17 p.m. on October 28, the official time of death was recorded at his home in the Pacific Palisades, which is outside of Los Angeles.
The sudden death of the Friends star stunned the entertainment world and led to a flood of condolences and tributes from both coworkers and fans. According to Perry’s death certificate, no other important conditions were listed that would have contributed to his demise.
Interestingly, the record reveals that Perry never wed, despite being engaged to producer and manager Molly Hurwitz in 2020–2021. Hurwitz posted on Instagram after Perry passed away, expressing her profound sadness and appreciation for the influence he had on her life. She said that she understood how complicated their connection was, calling him both magical and complex.
The ensemble of Friends, which includes David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt LeBlanc, released a statement expressing their shock at Matthew Perry’s passing. They highlighted their close relationship as a family and that they will need time to deal with the incomprehensible loss and grieve.
Tributes from friends, coworkers, and fellow performers are flooding in as the world grieves the loss of a gifted actor. A number of Bradley Whitford, Gwyneth Paltrow, Adele, and other colleagues have sent touching tributes about Perry’s generosity, humor, and influence on their life.
In the entertainment industry, Matthew Perry’s passing has created a hole that has prompted contemplation on his life, career, and lasting legacy. While the industry and fans honor the actor’s accomplishments, the cause of his death is yet unknown until the toxicology report’s study is finished.