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Cory Monteith

Cause of Death

HEROIN AND ALCOHOL

7/16/2013 12:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Cory Monteith died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol ... this according to Canadian authorities.

The British Columbia Coroners Service says an autopsy and toxicological analysis show that the 31-year-old "Glee" star died on from a "mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol."

The explained... "At this point there is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith's death was any other than a most-tragic accident."

Monteith's body was discovered by staffers at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver, Canada on July 13.

Monteith had struggled with addiction for years and had been to rehab earlier this year.

Monteith had said he began struggling with drugs and alcohol as a young teenager.

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CORY MONTEITH'S DOUBLE LIFE

SOBER FOR 'GLEE'

Wild in Vancouver


0715-cory-monteith-leah-michelle_ex2We previously reported Cory Monteith was leading a double life -- a hard-working, "Glee" star in L.A. struggling to stay clean ... a hard-partying substance abuser in Vancouver.

CORY'S L.A. LIFE

Our sources say Cory's GF Lea Michele and his "Glee" cast knew his struggles all too well and spent a lot of time keeping him clean and sober.  We're told Cory never showed up on the set under the influence of anything and most of the time abstained from drugs and alcohol.

The pic above shows the last trip Cory and Lea took together -- it was taken on June 18th in Fire Island, where they visited a friend on a movie set.  We're told Cory was sober the entire time.

There were, however, lapses, which is why he checked into rehab in April.

CORY'S LIFE IN VANCOUVER

Our sources say Cory's resolve to stay clean dissipated whenever he returned to his native Canada.  That's where he became a drug addict with a serious drinking problem.

Corey went back to Vancouver many times, and hung out with many of the friends who helped fuel his addiction.  We're told alcohol and drugs were always involved. 

Our sources say Cory's family was aware he reverted back whenever he went North of the border, and they tried in vain to help.  We're told as family members became alarmed recently and began making a full-court press ... Cory became distant.

Somehow, Cory was able to compartmentalize his life into a tragic tale of 2 cities ... and the city where he slipped became the city where he died.

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37 COMMENTS

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Tresix    

*Sigh*…another Hollywood casualty of drugs. Not that I would condone it, but I would see someone living a destitute life being more into doing drugs than someone with fame and fortune.

278 days ago
17.

Bob    

okay, looks like its your turn, Justin Bieber....you've been practicing your finale for months now..only time will tell.... so be it, jedi.

278 days ago
18.

Diana    

There won't be much sympathy for a drug addict...He got what he asked for.............

278 days ago
19.

david    

i hope there is a god cause he should get his ass whiped.what a jerk with so much going for him to waste it.when will people learn

278 days ago
20.

Dave    

Some people don't appreciate it when they have it made. Alas.... just another dead doper.

278 days ago
21.

Akileo    

Ha, ha, ha....a loser! No tears shed here. People work a year to make what these morons make in a week and still expect us hard working, god fearing, joe blows to now put flowers and teddy bears in their memories.
Good riddance. Lets shed tears for someone who has made a difference for the better within our world.

278 days ago
22.

blerb    

It must b a Cory thing in Hollywood to OD.

278 days ago
23.

rcrumbr    

Just another druggy, and we as we have with other so-called stars, celebrities, celebrate them. This is foolish, a dichotomy of thought, to say they were role models when in actuality: there were nothing more than druggies.

278 days ago
24.

Dave    

He got what he wanted end of story!

278 days ago
25.

K    

just because youre sober sometimes and do drugs other times doesnt mean you lead a "double life." its a ridiculous statement.

278 days ago
26.

JohnA    

Another User Loser goes down. He happened to be an actor. There are so many that also play a major part in the American tragedy. I was a part of this trap, and still have the T-shirt. One out of five people that drink will become an alcoholic. If you don't drink you won't have to worry about this one. Your chances are zero. The unfortunate part is not only the death of User Loser due to drugs or alcohol, but it is the loved ones they leave behind that are do devastated. Selfishness causes one to forget the consequences of their bad choices. It is not about disease. It is about bad choices. Drugs and alcohol destroys minds, bodies, and lives.

278 days ago
27.

dean    

so much for the "original" report showing no drugs involved. Hey left wing media he probably had a **** shoved down his throat too

278 days ago
28.

whirple    

give an addict too much money, they will kill themselves.

278 days ago
29.

Mariana Petoom    

How sad to lose someone so young. What a pity that he was addicted. I offer condolences to those close to him.

278 days ago
30.

JohnA    

Another User Loser goes down. He happened to be an actor. There are so many that also play a major part in the American tragedy. I was a part of this trap, and still have the T-shirt. One out of five people that drink will become an alcoholic. If you don't drink you won't have to worry about this one. Your chances are zero. The unfortunate part is not only the death of User Loser due to drugs or alcohol, but it is the loved ones they leave behind that are do devastated. Selfishness causes one to forget the consequences of their bad choices. It is not about disease. It is about bad choices. Drugs and alcohol destroys minds, bodies, and lives.

278 days ago
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