ROBBERY homicide cops are reportedly investigating Matthew Perry’s death despite no signs of foul play.
The 54-year-old – who played Chandler Bing on the hit NBC show Friends – was found dead in his backyard hot tub on Saturday.
Robbery homicide cops are reportedly investigating Matthew Perry’s deathCredit: AP
Matthew was unresponsive when found in his back-garden hot tub at 4pm on SaturdayCredit: Sky News
Cops confirmed the death was being investigated but no foul play is suspectedCredit: BackGrid
After an initial investigation, the Los Angeles County coroner has deferred giving a cause of death, which may take weeks to determine.
It is standard procedure for the LAPD’s Robbery Homicide Division to investigate high-profile cases, according to TMZ.
Matthew reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest and was unresponsive when found by his assistant in his jacuzzi at 4pm on Saturday.
His staffer made a frantic 911 call and referred to a drowning in the 15-second dispatch audio clip.
Cops confirmed the death was being investigated but no foul play is suspected.
Matthew had been candid about his struggles with drink and drugs, and health problems.
No narcotics were discovered at the scene, but authorities found anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs and a drug for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
On the morning of his death, Matthew had played racquet sport pickleball with a female friend, who revealed the star had felt unwell and “fatigued” for the past week.
His Friends co-stars have said an emotional goodbye to the actor.
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow shared a joint statement.
“We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family,” their statement, which was first obtained by People, reads.
“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,” the statement continues.
“For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world.”
The note is signed by each of his co-stars.
Matthew was snapped during a friendly game of Pickleball, on the morning of his deathCredit: BackGrid
Perry pictured in a hot tub in a poignant final pictureCredit: Facebook
His Friends co-stars have said an emotional goodbyeCredit: Getty