Matthew Perry's Friends co-stars vow to 'help track down' dealer who sold him death drug

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Following Matthew Perry's heartbreaking death on 28 October last year at age 54, police have opened up an investigation to find out how the actor obtained the drugs that were found in his system. The acute effects of ketamine was found as his main cause of death, with it being ruled an accident.

And now, it has been reported that Matthew's former Friends co-stars are hoping to help in any way they can with the probe. He starred in the sitcom alongside Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer.

"The whole cast is still in shock over Matty’s death. Jennifer and Courteney were the closest to him and still met socially long after Friends ended. They’ve been racking their brains to try to recall people, especially hangers-on, they might have seen him with. But it’s a near-impossible task to try to figure out who might have been his private dealer or dealers," a source told the Express.

The Friends cast circa 2002
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer are reportedly 'racking their brains' to think of people -Credit:Everett/REX/Shutterstock

They added: “Like the rest of the cast, Jen and Courteney have said they’ll do anything they can to help the task force find who was supplying him with such dangerous quantities of a potentially lethal drug.”

According to the Express, two suspects have already been questioned – and released – by investigators in a joint task force comprised of agents from the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the LAPD and the US Postal Inspection Service.

Courteney, who played Matthew's on-screen wife in Friends, recently shared how she still has a close bond with the late actor. Discussing the 20th anniversary of the comedy series' finale on CBS Sunday Morning, she said of Matthew: "You know, he’s just so funny. He has genuinely a huge heart, obviously struggled. I’m so thankful I got to work so closely with him for so many years. He visits me a lot, if we believe in that.”

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Matthew Perry died in October -Credit:Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

When the interviewer goes on to question Courteney's spirituality, the actress told of her strong feeling that deceased family and friends reappear to guide her through life.

She said: “You know, I talk to my mom, my dad, Matthew — I feel like there are a lotta people that, I think, guide us. I do sense, yeah, I sense Matthew’s around for sure.”

While Matthew's ex-girlfriend and former assistant has recently opened up about how the Friends actor had 'few real friends' and 'most people wanted something from him'.

Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox pictured in 2006 in California
Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox pictured at an event in California in 2006 -Credit:Getty Images North America

Kayti Edwards, who dated him in 2006 and worked as his assistant in 2011 at the height of his addiction, revealed she was 'constantly worried' about the troubled star, especially as many people didn't have his best interests at heart.

She told The Mirror: "It just makes me feel really sad that most of the people in his life wanted something from him…he never really had a solid, good group of friends that really just cared about him and not who he was."