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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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16.

Courtney    

There's a special kind of sadness with this. It's tricky. He gambled with his life and lost, but you also feel sorry for those demons invading his head. And you feel for his family, friends, and fans. Way too young to die but also so preventable. I hope his soul finally found the peace it didn't get on Earth

461 days ago
17.

_Taterman    

Oh My Gosh, I'm so shocked!!

Not really...

461 days ago
18.

Yu Lee    

TMZ boss Harvey Levin probably KILLED Michael Jackson, directly or indirectly!
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Maybe its 1st degree or maybe its tenth degree? lets have an investigation!
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Harvey wants embarrassing and humiliating photos and videos of all celebs! If he secretly trains paparazzi to provoke celebs by shouting nasty comments, make them angry and shove cameras in their faces! MJ was always harassed by these paps! On the day he was pushed over the brink he took overdose of pills for anxiety and dies!
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The proof? TMZ had the "exclusive" on MJ's death, they were the 1st to report it because THEIR paps were parked outside & called Harvey first when it happened! (TMZ keeps writing that they are not “working” for them! But Harvey is a sneaky lawyer, why pay them wages when they can “free lance”, get screwed for less dollars, pay for their photo in cash without tracing any check!)
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Paps are guilty of stalking, harassment, bullying and provocation to violence, and the people who encourage them by buying their photos should be held to account …… So TMZ boss Harvey Levin is a MURDERER ?

461 days ago
19.

Big Jim Slade    

Zimmerman killed him.

461 days ago
20.

Barbarascy    

A lot of people have been wondering how to deal with his death on Glee. I say let real life imitate t.v. life. It is a good opportunity to remind kids of how dangerous drugs and alcohol can be. This may be very, very hard for the cast because I understand they thought the world of him. But people have got to get it through their heads that drugs only lead to a few places. Two of them are jail, or the graveyard. Go check both of them out. You will find plenty of drug addicts.

461 days ago
21.

AreUCrazy    

I cant imagine what his family and Lea are going though.. Most people knew it was going to have something to do with drugs. He died too young.

461 days ago
22.

AxlRose    

junkie

461 days ago
23.

vroomvroom    

Well girlfriend should have never allow that...u can tell summoned if u don't stop I'll leave u, à la Sharon Osbourne. But noooo, girlfriend needs To sell That hollyweird couple thing...

461 days ago
24.

kdawg    

What frustrates me about this is that I live in Vancouver and that there are no updated reports. The toxicology reports aren't supposed to be ready until at least tomorrow.

461 days ago
25.

Charlie    

And the Coroner said it would be 2 weeks for results......TMZ works Magic....

461 days ago
26.

milo3    

he died on his own request, sad
RIP

461 days ago
27.

VICKY    

Especially sad for his family and his woman, Lea Michele. Of course they all knew of his drug use so in their heart of hearts, they had to expect this one day. Lifelong drug problems usually end in hearbreat for the unlucky people who love a drug addict.

461 days ago
28.

American Patriot    

Just another Hollywood Drug Addict. A typical hollywood role model for the dumbed down generation.

461 days ago
29.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Results are in... Drinks all around.

461 days ago
30.

Rich    

Wow, his Vancouver friends supplied him with drugs. So SAD.

461 days ago
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