The sudden death of talented actor Matthew Perry has left many in shock, and recent revelations about the circumstances of his death have only added to the mystery.
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TMZ recently obtained the audio recording made in connection with Perry’s untimely death, which revealed that “drowning” was mentioned after the actor was found lifeless in his hot tub at his Los Angeles home last Saturday was. The beloved actor was just 54 years old.
The short audio clip offers a chilling glimpse, with a voice on the radio saying, “Agent 23. Rescue 23. EMS 9. In response to drowning,” after which first responders were immediately dispatched to Perry’s apartment.
Previously, TMZ reported a 911 call from Perry’s address that indicated someone who had suffered a cardiac arrest needed urgent medical attention. Subsequent investigations into the actor’s home revealed no evidence of drugs or evidence of foul play, as the media confirmed.
Although Los Angeles police confirmed they responded to a call about the death of a man in his 50s at Perry’s address, they declined to confirm the identity of the deceased.
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Despite the heavy grief and mystery, Perry’s representatives have made no official comments on the media reports.
In a moving image, Perry’s immediate family – mother Suzanne Morrison, father John Bennett Perry and stepfather Keith Morrison of Dateline – were seen arriving at his apartment just hours after his death was revealed, according to footage provided by TMZ.
Just six days before this tragedy, Perry had shared a photo of himself enjoying a warm hot tub on Instagram. His accompanying caption was playfully written: “Oh so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I’m Mattman.”
For many, Perry will forever remain in their hearts as the funny Chandler Bing from the legendary sitcom “Friends,” where he starred on screen from 1994 to 2004 with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer was.
Warner Bros. recognized Perry’s immense contribution to the entertainment industry and released an official statement expressing their sadness: “We are devastated by the passing of our dear friend Matthew Perry… his legacy will live on in the hearts of so many.” This is a heartbreaking day and we send our love to his family, his loved ones and all his loyal fans.”
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Although Perry was widely known, he was not immune to personal problems. He has been open about his battle with drug and alcohol addiction, even speaking openly about it with PEOPLE and in his memoir titled “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” published in 2022.