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George Clooney Says Matthew Perry Was Never Happy On ‘Friends’

Matthew Perry’s death has been back in the news this past week after the toxicology report came back, revealing he died from “acute effects of ketamine.”

The autopsy report later revealed he was found floating “face down” in the heated end of his pool. They also noted drowning, coronary artery disease and buprenorphine were also contributing factors in his death.

Perry had been receiving ketamine infusion therapy for depression and anxiety, with the last treatment a week and a half before his death, the autopsy report said. Perry had been responding to treatment and was ‘in good spirits,’ police said a witness told them in their incident report.

It’s believed the ketamine he got from his therapy session would have already been out of his system by the time of his death, so the report speculated he was able to get another dose from someone else.

And while Perry had been clean from drugs for nearly two years, he was obviously still searching for something to take a little bit of the pain away.

During a new interview with Deadline, George Clooney revealed he first met Perry before he landed his starring role on the hit sitcom, Friends.

Clooney remembers Perry telling him one day, “I just want to get on a regular sitcom and I would be the happiest man on earth.”

Sadly, he got the first half of his wish, but not the second half, which was arguably the more important half. Clooney says the show didn’t bring “him joy or happiness.”

But I had no idea he was taking 12 Vicodin a day and all the stuff he talked about, all that heartbreaking stuff. Money and success do not translate to happiness. You have to be happy with yourself and your life.