MATTHEW Perry was found by his assistant with his head submerged in his hot tub, first responders said.
The actor who played Chandler Bing on “Friends” was found dead in his hot tub at his Los Angeles home on Saturday.
It may now turn out that his assistant lifted his head to give him air, they say Los Angeles Times.
An LAFD spokesperson said, “An adult male patient was deceased prior to the arrival of first aid.”
“The patient was found by a passer-by who had positioned the victim so that his head was no longer in the water.
“Firefighters removed the victim from the hot tub and conducted a rapid medical examination to determine he was dead.”
Police confirmed the death is being investigated but no foul play is suspected.
Perry’s assistant urgently called 911 to report a cardiac arrest.
The 15-second audio clip refers to a drowning – known as Medical Emergency 9.
A first responder said, “Agent 23. Rescue 23. EMS 9 on the radio. In response to drowning.”
He had been open about his problems with alcohol, drugs and health problems.
No narcotics were found at the scene, but authorities found antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications and a medication for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
On the morning of his death, Matthew was playing racquet pickleball with a friend, who revealed the star had been feeling unwell and “tired” for the past week.
The actor was said to be in good spirits as he played at the Riviera Country Club near his home in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.
He returned home and later sent his assistant on an errand, but did not respond when they returned two hours later.