Police sources told NBC News and CNN that they’d initially believed they were attending a possible ‘water rescue’ at the funnyman’s Pacific Palisades home after being called at 4:07pm PST Saturday.
They arrived to find the 54 year-old dead of an apparent drowning in his hot tub, with the LA Times reporting that Perry was ‘unresponsive.’
Perry was not taken to hospital, with a coroner’s van later seen arriving at the property.
An official cause of death has not yet been announced.
Perry, best known for playing Chandler Bing in Friends, had reportedly played a two-hour game of Pickleball – a sport similar to tennis but played on a smaller court – earlier in the day, before sending his assistant on an errand.
When the assistant returned, Perry was said to be unresponsive in his hot tub.
Officers from the LA Police Department’s robbery-homicide division were also sent to the home in Pacific Palisades, but a source said no drugs or signs of foul play were found at the scene.
Police are treating it as a death investigation and the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner is expected to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.