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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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46.

Lena    

So shocking I'm gobsmacked and almost fell of my chair...yawn...what a waste

461 days ago
47.

dj    

That is why they call it dope.

461 days ago
48.

Joe Bob    

Best wishes, here's to a speedy recovery. We're pulling for you Cory!

461 days ago
49.

Leigh    

Poor guy. He was so adorable. Addiction is truly a disease. Praying for his family and friends.

461 days ago
50.

Krispinator    

So sad. I'm in recovery and know exactly what kind of horrible monster this disease is. May he rest in peace and finally be free from this.

461 days ago
51.

lazypadawan    

As with Belushi and Farley, I'm willing to bet there was some bottom-feeder who got him to "party" then took off when it looked like he was going to die. Unfortunately this is how it ends for many hardcore addicts.

461 days ago
52.

The Truth    

His soul is burning in hell right now... Smells like chicken

461 days ago
53.

LMAO    

Stay classy junkie. I hope your enabling "yes" pals befriend Bieber next.

461 days ago
54.

JOAN    

what a foolish , foolish person!!!

461 days ago
55.

Steven T.    

Wow. I have watched all the seasons of Glee and loved Cory. Yes, he should of stopped the drugs but he's been addicted since he was 13! That's almost 20 years of an addiction! That's tough, especially since he been to rehab only twice. My sympathy goes towards his family and friends.

461 days ago
56.

soujourner truth    

So Sad! He just up and threw away a gift.His performance always made my Tues.later Wed.evenings.

461 days ago
57.

csmith    

gosh drugs again. So sorry for his family. Rest in peace....

461 days ago
58.

Britt    

surprise, surprise. . . another "star" dead from drugs. When will these "celebrities" learn, just because you have access to drugs doesn't mean that you can't say "NO" RIP

461 days ago
59.

AxlRose    

Mr. Brownstone didn't leave him alone.

461 days ago
60.

Craig    

Vancouver Police ‏@VancouverPD 12m
As per coroner, Cory Monteith died of mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol. #BCCS

How many more reports do you guys need?

461 days ago
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