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Cory Monteith

Cause of Death

HEROIN AND ALCOHOL

7/16/2013 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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3:10 PM PT -- Officials are currently addressing the media about the death investigation.

Cops wouldn't delve into specifics when asked if they found drugs in Cory's hotel room, but they certainly insinuated it ... saying, "There was evidence in the room that was consistant of a drug overdose."

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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 from a "mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol."

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.

Story developing ... 

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..EW..    

Heartbreaking... RIP!

282 days ago
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rn506    

And another one bites the dust... Hard for me to really feel bad for someone who knowingly injects harmful chemicals over and over again knowing full well it could and probably will kill you. I'll save my compassion for children born with fatal diseases, or the starving of the world....

282 days ago
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TiffC    

So, that's a 'before' picture of him we'll gather?

282 days ago
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Jballs     

Mixing hard drugs or pharmaceuticals with Alcohol is a death wish. Very sad.

282 days ago
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mr_smokymcpot    

figures

282 days ago
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JustSayin    

Rest in peace. Drug addiction is a serious disease and it's hard to beat. prayers for his family and Lea... :(

282 days ago
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Wow ...    

Horrible. May he finally be at peace.

282 days ago
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deeanah21    

Thats really very dad

282 days ago
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Areader    

Very sad...My prayers go out to his family, Lea and friends!

282 days ago
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Greg    

Where is the "don't jump to conclusions" crowd, now?

282 days ago
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bb    

Heroin, cocaine, meth, prescription drugs...the peer pressures are MASSIVE in the circles that young people in the entertainment industry (acting/music/modelling) move in. So much so, that whenever a young celeb suddenly loses weight in an obviously un-natural way, this is the first thing I worry about, before any eating disorder.

282 days ago
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Anonymous    

You're idiots, TMZ. Autopsy toxicology takes 6-8 weeks to come back, and the British Columbia police came out with a quote TODAY saying that it doesn't appear to be substance abuse related. Nice try, though.

282 days ago
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CJ    

Whoa, was expecting it to be cocaine and alcohol. He was into hardcore stuff!

282 days ago
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Jennifer    

Please tell me this isnt true :( I was really hoping it was the past use of drugs that killed him not this

282 days ago
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MSG    

Ummmm...that pic looks less like cory monteith and more like Jennifer love hewits baby daddy...

282 days ago
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