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Cory Monteith

Drinking w/ Friends ...

Days Before Sudden Death

7/15/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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These are some of the last photos ever taken of Cory Monteith -- snapped just days before he was found dead in a hotel room -- while the "Glee" Star was hanging with friends and drinking alcohol.

Sources tell TMZ ... the pics were taken on July 6th, the same day Cory checked-in to the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver ... where he was found dead one week later.

In the pics, Cory and a few buds are seen hanging out at The Shop -- a local coffee house and clothing store for people who love motorcycles.

We spoke to the owner, who tells us, Cory came in ... was extremely friendly and really interested in choppers ... even sitting on the owner's bike.

We're told he and his friends chilled for awhile -- laughing and drinking beers. One source on-site said Cory knocked back 3 cold ones over the course of a few hours -- despite his recent stint in rehab -- but didn't seem out of control or wasted. He was perfectly nice. 

Cory's not physically seen drinking in the pics ... but the Lea Michele doppelganger he's standing next to -- who we're told is just a friend -- is seen clutching two beer cans. Possibly because cameras were around ... and Cory has been open about his substance abuse issues.

As TMZ previously reported ... Fairmont hotel staff found Cory dead in his hotel room Saturday, after spending Friday night out with friends. He was 31.

Now here's Cory's best moment in "Glee" history ... R.I.P.



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backfire    

Huge tragedy. So sad. He was perfect.

431 days ago
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feinburgrl    

Not a fan of Glee or the cast but the photos that TMZ provided does not show he is drinking any alcohol. Lea is holding 2 beer cans and Cory nothing and it seem like she is hold the second beer for the guy holding up a t-shirt.

431 days ago
3.

T-Roy    

Just because you don't take Heroin, Cocaine, or Meth doesn't mean you are not a junkie. If you are abusing vicidin, oxycontin, valuum or xanax, you are a junkie and you can die if you take too much too long. Whether you are Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger or Cory Monteith. Pharma drugs can cause your lungs to stop working or heart to stop beating.

The celebs who die represent a fraction of the actually people who die of pharma drug abuse

431 days ago
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Umanyways    

The only thing that seems off in this pic is his body language which seemed buzzed or high from before being there. The girl is sketch as hell. what friend acts like a fan and has tons of pics taken with their celeb friend. She dresses like Kristen Stewart it's a grungy druggy whore look that leads to alot of speculation.

431 days ago
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Umanyways    

Cory's "friends" "buds" are afraid to come to the media to say they played a part in Cory's downfall. Though an addict has no one to blame but themselves. He just came out of rehab, now pop beers? And let's be honest it looks like from this crowd that there was more besides beer. They don't' want to be sued by Fox because they're poor pathetic celeb moochers.

431 days ago
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LadyN    

This was unnecessary. The toxicology report and autopsy will reveal the cause of death and obviously the main thought is an overdose or some other drug related issue. But these pictures show nothing and wouldn't matter if they did. He is gone.

431 days ago
7.

Kabala    

PBR? Definitely not a beer snob!

431 days ago
8.

Marvin    

Hey, if any of you dope dealers are reading this, please give Justin bieber a bag of free dope.

431 days ago
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Morticia Cowghoul    

why oh why people drink PBR is beyond me. the hipsters around here can't get enough of the stuff. my dad always told me it was pure bottom of the barrel p!ss water.

431 days ago
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Jody    

I have to wonder if Lindsay Lohan has any idea how lucky she is that she isn't dead of an OD yet? I don't know what keeps saving her, but she seems to have more lives than a cat, not to mention people like Oprah who feel sorry for her and are willing to give her yet another chance.

431 days ago
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stephk    

glee will never be the same regardless of how cory passed. as i commented yesterday its so sad to hear of this tragedy. someone wrote they feel gutted thats describes the way many feel. if from his addiction he past may this be a wake up call to get help confide in others reach out for a clean hand not a hand that helps you stay in addiction. i pray the cause of death is natural causes because so many judgements have been passed on him now dont judge him help yourself if u are in addiction or talk and help someone else. save a life. lea was probably a very inspirational person in his life and perhaps prolonged his life but ultimately free will if an od got the upper hand. too many deaths each year with young people. these people dont understand how much they are loved. if u see someone battling with an addiction or even depression say something. it may save a life. its just so sad so sad so so sad cory passed. just god bless everyone who knew and loved him. rip cory!!!

431 days ago
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Mary    

I hate to say this but there are alot of drugs in Vancouver- He may had had the itch and OD because his tolerance was low. RIP

431 days ago
13.

dummy    

Let him RIP instead of playing amateur detective and trying to make him look bad.

431 days ago
14.

Vince    

I fail to understand why everyone is willing to give these over indulged pampered start types a pass on bad behavior like drugs and drinking or pissing in a restaurant kitchen The guy probably OD'ed..so what who cares one less addict to worry about. Did it to himself tough luck.move on. If this was just some John Doe on a street corner no one would give a second look...I just wish the report included the little Canadian eunuch was with him and OD'ed as well....now that would be an occasion to celibate!

431 days ago
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Truth    

"THE SHOP" IS A VANCOUVER OUTLET FOR MOTORCYCLE CLOTHING AND GEAR. DUDE'S HANGING AROUND THE DRUG AND DRINKING CROWD. NO WONDER HE RELAPSED AND OD... #TRUTH!!

431 days ago
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