Documents reveal exact amount Matthew Perry had in his bank account when he died

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Matthew Perry’s personal wealth at the time of his sudden death has been disclosed.

On October 28, 2023, heartbreaking news broke that the Hollywood star - widely recognized for his role as Chandler Bing in the hit sitcom Friends - tragically passed away at the age of 54.

First responders discovered the beloved actor unresponsive in a hot tub at his Los Angeles residence.

It has since been revealed through toxicology results that the actor died from acute effects of ketamine, deeming his death as accidental. Other contributing factors included drowning, coronary artery disease, and the effects of buprenorphine, used to treat opioid use disorder, as reported by TMZ.

GettyImages-509761302.jpgMatthew Perry passed away at the age of 54 on October 28, 2023. Credit: David M. Benett / Getty

According to PEOPLE, Lisa Ferguson, one of the trustees of Perry’s estate, filed an inventory and appraisal document which revealed that the 17 Again star had a balance of $1,596,914.47 in his personal bank account at the time of his death

The full extent of Perry’s finances is not known. Perry put most of his investments into "the Alvy Singer Living Trust," as dictated in a will written in 2009.

His father John Perry and mother Suzanne Morrison were named trust beneficiaries. Half-sisters Caitlin Morrison and Rachel Dunn were also documented as beneficiaries. The actor also suggested in his will that any children he had would not be entitled to access his estate.

GettyImages-91346838.jpgPerry had $1.5m in his bank account at the time of his death. Credit: Jim Smeal / Getty

Back in May, it was reported that the LAPD launched an investigation into Perry’s death after it was ruled an accident.

According to a medical examiner, the actor underwent ketamine infusion therapy for anxiety and depression in the days before his passing.

However, his last known treatment was a week and a half prior, meaning that the drugs in his system weren't related to an infusion. "The ketamine in his system at death could not be from that infusion therapy since ketamine’s half-life is three to four hours or less," per The Hollywood Reporter.

Furthermore, the level of ketamine found in Perry's blood was about the same quantity as levels used during general anesthesia, as reported by The Guardian.

The Los Angeles Police Department is now trying to work out how Perry obtained so much ketamine. In a statement provided to the press, they said: "Based on the medical examiner’s findings, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the United States Postal Inspection Service, has continued its investigation into the circumstances of Mr Perry’s death."

GettyImages-471473130.jpgPerry died from "the acute effects of ketamine". Credit: Angela Weiss / Getty

The late actor's family issued a statement to People after news broke out that their loved one passed away.

"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 wrote.

Perry's Friends cast - Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc - also paid tribute to their co-star in 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," they penned. "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 continued. "For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world."

Featured image credit: David M. Benett / Getty

Documents reveal exact amount Matthew Perry had in his bank account when he died

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Matthew Perry’s personal wealth at the time of his sudden death has been disclosed.

On October 28, 2023, heartbreaking news broke that the Hollywood star - widely recognized for his role as Chandler Bing in the hit sitcom Friends - tragically passed away at the age of 54.

First responders discovered the beloved actor unresponsive in a hot tub at his Los Angeles residence.

It has since been revealed through toxicology results that the actor died from acute effects of ketamine, deeming his death as accidental. Other contributing factors included drowning, coronary artery disease, and the effects of buprenorphine, used to treat opioid use disorder, as reported by TMZ.

GettyImages-509761302.jpgMatthew Perry passed away at the age of 54 on October 28, 2023. Credit: David M. Benett / Getty

According to PEOPLE, Lisa Ferguson, one of the trustees of Perry’s estate, filed an inventory and appraisal document which revealed that the 17 Again star had a balance of $1,596,914.47 in his personal bank account at the time of his death

The full extent of Perry’s finances is not known. Perry put most of his investments into "the Alvy Singer Living Trust," as dictated in a will written in 2009.

His father John Perry and mother Suzanne Morrison were named trust beneficiaries. Half-sisters Caitlin Morrison and Rachel Dunn were also documented as beneficiaries. The actor also suggested in his will that any children he had would not be entitled to access his estate.

GettyImages-91346838.jpgPerry had $1.5m in his bank account at the time of his death. Credit: Jim Smeal / Getty

Back in May, it was reported that the LAPD launched an investigation into Perry’s death after it was ruled an accident.

According to a medical examiner, the actor underwent ketamine infusion therapy for anxiety and depression in the days before his passing.

However, his last known treatment was a week and a half prior, meaning that the drugs in his system weren't related to an infusion. "The ketamine in his system at death could not be from that infusion therapy since ketamine’s half-life is three to four hours or less," per The Hollywood Reporter.

Furthermore, the level of ketamine found in Perry's blood was about the same quantity as levels used during general anesthesia, as reported by The Guardian.

The Los Angeles Police Department is now trying to work out how Perry obtained so much ketamine. In a statement provided to the press, they said: "Based on the medical examiner’s findings, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the United States Postal Inspection Service, has continued its investigation into the circumstances of Mr Perry’s death."

GettyImages-471473130.jpgPerry died from "the acute effects of ketamine". Credit: Angela Weiss / Getty

The late actor's family issued a statement to People after news broke out that their loved one passed away.

"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 wrote.

Perry's Friends cast - Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc - also paid tribute to their co-star in 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," they penned. "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 continued. "For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world."

Featured image credit: David M. Benett / Getty