Perry is not named in the fire department’s statement, referring to the “male victim” and the “witness” who discovered him. This man moved the actor’s body so that his head was above the water and pulled him to the edge, and rescuers arrived and pulled the body out of the water, CNN reports. Previously, media reported that Perry’s body was discovered by his assistant.

“Unfortunately, prompt medical examination determined that the man died before emergency services arrived,” LAFD said.

The circumstances surrounding Perry’s death are being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Homicide and Robbery Unit. “Due to Mr. Perry’s celebrity status, detectives from the Robbery and Homicide Unit responded to the scene and conducted a preliminary investigation,” police said.

Perry’s cause of death has not yet been determined.

Department Chief Scott Williams said there is currently no reason to suspect Perry’s death was violent. No visible injuries were found on the actor’s body, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department told CBS radio station KCAL News.

The investigation is also being conducted by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office. The medical examiner’s report indicated that a ruling on Perry’s cause of death was “pending.” That means an autopsy has been performed, but experts are awaiting the results of toxicology reports to determine the actor’s cause of death, the bureau told CNN.

Investigators are looking to determine whether “foreign substances” may have contributed to Perry’s death, a law enforcement source said. According to TMZ, prescription antidepressants and sedatives were found in the actor’s home after his death, but investigators did not find any illegal substances. Experts will examine the drugs found on Perry, a common practice in such investigations, a law enforcement source told the LA Times.

Perry has spoken openly about his struggles with alcohol and drug addiction. In a memoir published in 2022, he said he nearly died at age 49 from excessive opioid use. Then he was in a coma for two weeks and spent five months in the hospital.

Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing in the TV series Friends, was found dead in the jacuzzi at his home in Los Angeles, he was 54 years old. A spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department told the BBC that emergency services were responding to a “water emergency” in Pacific Palisades. TMZ published a fragment of a dispatch audio recording that mentions “drowning.”

Jacuzzi deaths are usually associated with underlying cardiac or neurological conditions, as well as the use of alcohol, medications or narcotics, told The New York Times (NYT) former president of the National Association of Medical Examiners Catherine Pinnery. Therefore, the cause and circumstances of death usually remain unknown until the results of toxicology tests are available, she explained.

The leading actors in the series “Friends” – Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer – did not immediately comment on Perry’s death. Two days after his death, theysaid in a joint statement that they were devastated by the loss of Perry, who was their “real family.”

According to data from the Daily Mail tabloid source, Kudrow and her colleagues did not rule out that Perry could have taken drugs “incompatible with hot water.”