People are leaving the same devastating comment on Matthew Perry's final Instagram post after learning cause of death

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In the wake of Matthew Perry's cause of death being revealed on Friday, people have been flocking to the Friends star's final post.

Eerily, the post, which was uploaded just five days before he died, shows the actor in the same hot tub he was ultimately found dead in on October 28.

He captioned the image: "Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I'm Mattman."

On Friday (December 15), Perry's official cause of death was confirmed.

According to the toxicology report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office, Perry died from "the acute effects of ketamine." The exact method of intake has not been determined.

Drowning, coronary artery disease and the effects of buprenorphine (used to treat opioid use disorder) have been listed as contributing factors in his death. The manner of death was ruled an accident.

Perry had been undergoing ketamine infusion therapy before he died, reportedly for depression and anxiety. The toxicology report goes on to note: "At the high levels of ketamine found in his postmortem blood specimens, the main lethal effects would be from both cardiovascular overstimulation and respiratory depression."

Upon learning what led to the 54-year-old actor's death, his fans have been heading back to his chilling final Instagram post to reflect on the findings, which show their idol had been struggling with addiction in the last few days of his life.

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Perry died in October at the age of 54. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty

One fan penned: “What [devastating] news to find out today, you poor poor man. My heart absolutely breaks for you, if only you had known just how irreplaceable of a character you were in so many lives, you should've been the main character in your own life. This will forever break me.”

Another added: “You all read the latest findings, right? So, it seems, what many of us observed and suspected, seems to be more of a possible scenario. We're so sad you felt that this was the only way out. So sad. You gave us so much joy, and we wish you could have felt it more deeply. Thank you for helping so many, Matty.”

A third commented: “MENTAL HEALTH [AFFECTS] US ALL. For those of you that are just going to read the headline, Matthew Perry was doing ketamine therapy not recreational ketamine.”

A final commenter said: “The autopsy report became conclusive today. I believe that Matthew Perry had been in pain and struggling for too long; wanting to use-wanting to drink- and struggling not to, for all of his adult life.

“The energy he expended on staying sober, the deep downs of waking up hung over, the pain and fear from those who loved him and could not help him are over. I read his book covered to cover.

"It moved me deeply. His brutal candor was, at many times uncomfortable to read. The honesty was moving to say the least. He must’ve been a wonderful friend.”

Featured image credit: Michael Kovac / Getty

People are leaving the same devastating comment on Matthew Perry's final Instagram post after learning cause of death

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By VT

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In the wake of Matthew Perry's cause of death being revealed on Friday, people have been flocking to the Friends star's final post.

Eerily, the post, which was uploaded just five days before he died, shows the actor in the same hot tub he was ultimately found dead in on October 28.

He captioned the image: "Oh, so warm water swirling around makes you feel good? I'm Mattman."

On Friday (December 15), Perry's official cause of death was confirmed.

According to the toxicology report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office, Perry died from "the acute effects of ketamine." The exact method of intake has not been determined.

Drowning, coronary artery disease and the effects of buprenorphine (used to treat opioid use disorder) have been listed as contributing factors in his death. The manner of death was ruled an accident.

Perry had been undergoing ketamine infusion therapy before he died, reportedly for depression and anxiety. The toxicology report goes on to note: "At the high levels of ketamine found in his postmortem blood specimens, the main lethal effects would be from both cardiovascular overstimulation and respiratory depression."

Upon learning what led to the 54-year-old actor's death, his fans have been heading back to his chilling final Instagram post to reflect on the findings, which show their idol had been struggling with addiction in the last few days of his life.

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Perry died in October at the age of 54. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty

One fan penned: “What [devastating] news to find out today, you poor poor man. My heart absolutely breaks for you, if only you had known just how irreplaceable of a character you were in so many lives, you should've been the main character in your own life. This will forever break me.”

Another added: “You all read the latest findings, right? So, it seems, what many of us observed and suspected, seems to be more of a possible scenario. We're so sad you felt that this was the only way out. So sad. You gave us so much joy, and we wish you could have felt it more deeply. Thank you for helping so many, Matty.”

A third commented: “MENTAL HEALTH [AFFECTS] US ALL. For those of you that are just going to read the headline, Matthew Perry was doing ketamine therapy not recreational ketamine.”

A final commenter said: “The autopsy report became conclusive today. I believe that Matthew Perry had been in pain and struggling for too long; wanting to use-wanting to drink- and struggling not to, for all of his adult life.

“The energy he expended on staying sober, the deep downs of waking up hung over, the pain and fear from those who loved him and could not help him are over. I read his book covered to cover.

"It moved me deeply. His brutal candor was, at many times uncomfortable to read. The honesty was moving to say the least. He must’ve been a wonderful friend.”

Featured image credit: Michael Kovac / Getty