Late actor, MATTHEW PERRY's will leaves more than $1million in trust named after Woody Allen character

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
 – Matthew Perry's will has left more than $1million in a trust he established named after a famed Woody Allen film character.

Per legal documents obtained by DailyMail, the late Friends star- who died from a ketamine overdose aged 54 on October 28, 2023, created a will in 2009 saying he wanted to leave 'a majority of his belongings to a trust.'

He created the trust named the Alvy Singer Living Trust - named after Allen's 1977 Annie Hall character.

The documents list the value of the star's personal property as a 'little over $1million' - this money is what his executors found as additional assets that are not already in his private trust.

Perry was worth an estimated $120million. The star who died without ever having children had made a distinction in his will that any kids he may have after 2009 were not 'explicitly entitled' to his fortune.

Lisa Ferguson and Mike Myers' ex-wife Robin Ruzan are listed as co-executors of the will - both Perry and Ruzan worked on game show Celebrity Liar in the 2010s.

Other trust beneficiaries listed are the star's father John Perry, mom Suzanne Morrison, half-sister Caitlin Morrison and ex Rachel Dunn.

Perry dated Dunn from 2003-2005. He signed the will on October 26, 2009.

The Chandler Bing actor - who starred on Friends from 1994-2004 - made a reported $20million a year in residuals from the show.

Perry's parents will likely take on his acting royalties as well as other parts of his estate which includes his 2022 memoir, according to Day Pitney trusts and estates partner Tasha Dickinson.

Perry died from the 'acute effects of ketamine' and drowning, his autopsy revealed with the actor having similar quantities of ketamine in his system as a hospital patient under general anesthetic.

'The County of Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner determined the cause of death for 54-year-old actor Matthew Langford Perry as the acute effects of ketamine,' the Los Angeles coroner's office said.

'Contributing factors in Mr. Perry's death include drowning, coronary artery disease, and the effects of buprenorphine (used to treat opioid use disorder). The manner of death is accident.'

Perry was found face-down in the hot tub, which adjoins the swimming pool at his Los Angeles home at 4.17pm on October 28, stunning the world of showbiz and breaking the hearts of fans worldwide.

He had been receiving ketamine infusion therapy as treatment for depression, the medical examiner reported - but the last session was a week and a half before he died, and the ketamine is only in your system for three to four hours, which means it did not lead directly to his death.

'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,' the medical examiner, Raffi Djabourian, concluded.

Perry's blood ketamine levels were at 3,540 ng/ml in peripheral blood, and 3,271 ng/ml in central blood.

For a patient under general anesthetic in a hospital, a blood ketamine level of 1,000 - 6,000 ng/ml would be normal, the medical examiner explained.

'Drowning contributes due to the likelihood of submersion into the pool as he lapsed into unconsciousness; coronary artery disease contributes due to exacerbation of ketamine induced myocardial effects on the heart.

'Buprenorphine effects are listed as contributory, even though not at toxic levels, due to the additive respiratory effects when present with high levels of ketamine.'

He had no alcohol, cocaine, heroin, meth or fentanyl in his system.

He was declared dead at the scene and the medical examiner conducted the autopsy on October 29.

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