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Cory Monteith

Happy & Healthy

Just Weeks Before Death

7/14/2013 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Cory Monteith
appeared the picture of happiness -- giggling and laughing with girlfriend Lea Michele -- this just a few weeks before he was found dead in a hotel room ... possibly of an overdose.

In this video, shot about a month ago at LAX, Cory and Lea arrive hand-in-hand looking happy and healthy. Even our photog tells the couple, "You look like a million bucks."

At the time, Cory had recently completed a month-long stint in rehab ... for admitted substance abuse issues.

As TMZ previously reported ... Cory was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room Saturday, alone, after spending Friday with friends. There are reports drugs may have played a role.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. Cory was 31.

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dahercool    

Just because he's a celebrity shouldnt mean his death is more tragic then ones that occur everyday in this world. Lets just say rest in peace and leave it at that.

436 days ago
2.

Susanlsmith    

Just because he wears a smile on
His face doesn't mean he had demons in his head

436 days ago
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Mikey    

He was listen to the song “Paris” by Friendly Fire over and over again. Its kinda like that movie the Ring, but this one should be called The Song.

436 days ago
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vroomvroom    

Just bcuz someone walks with a smile on their face does not mean all is well...he dropped so much weigh, it was unhealthy and alarming...then he checked into rehab and now folks are shocked! Wowwww

436 days ago
5.

Glenda     

He probably had a heart attack from the drug abuse.

436 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

What ever happened to the SAY NO TO DRUGS Campaigns?
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RIP
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People who introduce drugs to others are EVIL.

436 days ago
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train wreck    

He overdosed. Vancouver is a drug cesspool. If you've got a drug problem stay the **** out of Vancouver.

436 days ago
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WiddoMouse    

Why speculate that drugs may have been involved? He may have died from a burst appendix, but you didn't print that. He may have died from a hundred different things. Just because he had recently been in rehab does not mean that drugs may have been involved.

436 days ago
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SunnyAutumn    

RIP Cory, You were such a handsome guy with problems. I only wish you sought spiritual counsel before you gave up. My thoughts and prayers with your family and friends.

436 days ago
10.

Jon    

It has to be so much easier for his loved ones and family to deal with his death with all the internet exposure TMZ.
Kind of like commenting on MJ's injection sites must have been easier on his children.
This young man maybe partied to much or took one pill to many. Why not leave him, his family and loved ones in peace?

436 days ago
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August    

ANOTHER 12-Step RELIGIOUS AA/NA CULT success story....

436 days ago
12.

Mary    

Cory Monteith's passing is so sad. He was a young, talented man who was open about his struggles with addiction. Speculating about the cause of his death will not help his friends and family right now. Let them grieve. After the autopsy, the facts will come out.

436 days ago
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Birdsht    

He was happy because he shot his morning dose of heroin. If you call a drug addicts overdose a tragedy your a moron. I dont feel sorry for heroin addicts!

436 days ago
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jeffredmon    

Overdoses happen all the time to people coming out of rehab. They try to use the same dosage they used before they went into rehab and their body isn't used to it.

436 days ago
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palermo    

My guess is he got clean, then decided to use again, same dosage as before. His body couldn't take it and that's the end.

436 days ago
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