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Matthew Perry’s body was ‘repositioned’ in hot tub before first responders arrived, authorities claim

Firefighters pulled Matthew Perry 'out of the jacuzzi and did a quick medical assessment to find he was deceased,' an LAFD spokesperson said
UPDATED OCT 31, 2023
No foul play is suspected in Matthew Perry's death (David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
No foul play is suspected in Matthew Perry's death (David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Details surrounding Matthew Perry’s death have begun to come out, and it has been revealed that his body was “repositioned” even before first responders reached his Los Angeles house, where he was found unresponsive.

The ‘Friends’ star was 54 when he died on October 28, leaving his family, friends, and fans across the world devastated.

He was reportedly found inside a hot tub at his home by his assistant.

Matthew Perry attends the 2022 GQ Men Of The Year Party Hosted By Global Editorial Director Will Welch at The West Hollywood EDITION on November 17, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Matthew Perry was discovered dead in his home's jacuzzi (Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

Firefighters did a 'quick medical assessment' to confirm Perry's death

Following the actor’s death, the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division said, as per People, “Foul play is not suspected at this time.”

Besides, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department shared, “An adult male patient was deceased prior to first response arrival.”


 
 
 
 
 
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“The patient was found by a bystander who had repositioned the victim where the head was out of the water,” they noted, before adding, “Firefighters pulled the victim out of the jacuzzi and did a quick medical assessment to find he was deceased.”

Matthew Perry attends the 2022 GQ Men Of The Year Party Hosted By Global Editorial Director Will Welch at The West Hollywood EDITION on November 17, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Matthew Perry attends the 2022 GQ Men Of The Year Party hosted by Global Editorial Director Will Welch at The West Hollywood EDITION on November 17, 2022 (Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

'Friends' stars 'devastated' by Matthew Perry's death

Meanwhile, following Perry’s death, his family said, “We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our beloved son and brother.”

“Matthew brought so much joy to the world, both as an actor and a friend. You all meant so much to him and we appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love,” they stated.


 
 
 
 
 
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Besides, the co-stars of ‘Friends’ — Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, and Courtney Cox, who also share a great bond with Perry, said, “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just castmates. We are a family.”

“There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss. In time we will say more, as and when we are able,” they mentioned, before adding, “For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world.”

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