Matthew Perry Had More Than $1.5 Million in His Personal Bank Account at the Time of His Death

More than eight months after Matthew Perry’s death at the age of 54, details about the beloved Friends actor's finances have emerged

Published Time: 03.07.2024 - 06:31:13 Modified Time: 03.07.2024 - 06:31:13

More than eight months after Matthew Perry’s death at the age of 54, details about the beloved Friends actor's finances have emerged.

Lisa Ferguson, one of the trustees of Perry’s estate, filed an inventory and appraisal document — which was obtained by PEOPLE on Tuesday, July 2 — indicating the actor had $1,596,914.47 in his personal bank account at the time of his death.

However, Perry— who starred on Friends, one of the most successful TV shows of all time — likely had many assets that were not part of this filing. Four months ago, PEOPLE confirmed the actor’s will indicated that the majority of the late actor’s belongings were placed ina trust.

The document — which Perry created in 2009 — noted that he wanted to leave his items in the “Alvy Singer Living Trust,” which is seemingly named after Woody Allen’s character in Annie Hall. The assets in the trust have not been disclosed.

His father John Perry and mother Suzanne Morrison were named trust beneficiaries. Half-sister Caitlin Morrison and Rachel Dunn were also listed as beneficiaries.

Perry also indicated in his will that any children he had would not be entitled to access his estate. (The actor never had kids.)

At the time, the filing also showed that Perry had over $1 million in personal property when he died, which is in addition to what his executors — Ferguson and Robin Ruzan — have already put in the living trust.

Perry died on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 at his Los Angeles home. He was 54. A spokesperson from the Los Angeles Fire Department told PEOPLE at the time they responded to a call at 4:07 p.m. that cited a “medical emergency.”

The actor's death was later revealed to be caused by acute effects of ketamine in an autopsy report obtained by PEOPLE -

in December. Drowning, coronary artery disease and buprenorphine effects (a medication used to treat opioid use disorder) were also listed as contributing factors in his death, which was ruled accidental.

The autopsy stated that Perry — who was "reportedly clean for 19 months" — was on ketamine infusion therapy, with his latest treatment taking place just "one and a half weeks before" his death. However, the coroner noted that "the ketamine in his system at death could not be from that infusion therapy, since ketamine's half-life is 3 to 4 hours, or less."

Since his death, authorities have examined where the actor got the powerful medication. His autopsy report determined the level found in his blood was the equivalent to the amount that would be used during general anesthesia.

A law enforcement source close to the investigation told PEOPLE last week that "multiple people" should be charged in connection with the probe handled by the LAPD, DEA and the U.S. Postal Inspector, which, according to the source, was "nearing its conclusion."

The source said the U.S. Attorney's Office will make the ultimate decision on whether or not to press charges.

Following his untimely death, The Matthew Perry Foundation was establish with the mission to realize "Matthew's enduring commitment to helping others struggling with the disease of addiction.It will honor his legacy and be guided by his own words and experiences and driven by his passion for making a difference in as many lives as possible," according to the foundation's website.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, please contact the SAMHSA helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.

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