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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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196.

irongreenleaf    

with all the stars these days dieing of drug overdoses u think the producers of movies and shows they would be making stars have drug testing too they do for lots of other jobs why not them then there paying these people tons of money and you would think the producers would care about the stars health

402 days ago
197.

Caution    

Are the idiots on that little karaoke show gonna sing "don't ride the white pony" in this db's honor?

402 days ago
198.

Jenny    

Going to be miss so young

401 days ago
199.

Carmen Hortal    

I'd love to see Julianne Hough and Ryan Seacrest back together again.

401 days ago
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Camila Cavalcanti    

So sorry for Lea :/

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