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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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338 COMMENTS

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61.

Bill    

Great, can we stop the hero worship now? While I am sympathetic that he had a drug problem, he threw his life away. Let's not call this a tragedy, or anything like that...He died a stupid death.

372 days ago
62.

Eve    

I live here in Vancouver and no information has been released at all - where are you getting this from? Sorry but I don't believe it

372 days ago
63.

Patrick    

I wonder how the as**ole dealer feels ?

372 days ago
64.

shakedoggy    

he looks almost alive in that picture! did they stick a pin in him to c if he yells "OUCH!"? those movie stars always make themselves look bright eyed and bushy tailed on camera whether dead or alive. remarkable.

372 days ago
65.

Mz. Reality    

How sad that he just couldn't pull himself out of that spiral. I wasn't a Glee fan, but he had a talent that made the show. Let him rest and don't pass judgment until you know the demons a person fights. He never hid his addictions. Show the guy some respect.

372 days ago
66.

mike d    

TMZ must be physic or know something no one else does. The latest statement today from the BC coroners office is:

The B.C. Coroners Service has completed both an autopsy and toxicology tests on 31-year-old Glee star Cory Monteith, who was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on Saturday afternoon.

Coroner Barbara McLintock said toxicology samples will be sent to a provincial lab for testing.

The results of both the autopsy and the toxicology tests are not expected to be released for several days, but McLintock said she would try to expedite the process.

This story should be removed immediately!

372 days ago
67.

Lynn317    

Alcohol and heroin - such a toxic dangerous combination . Hopefully the brutal reality of this talented man's early passing at far too young of an age, will be just another reminder to millions of other young people just how deadly alcohol and drug abuse can be and to not follow in that dangerous path. May part of his legacy be is to help save the lives of other young people before it is too late.

RIP Cory ... from all the comments, it is clear many loved him and were embraced by his talent. He will be missed.

372 days ago
68.

Sherbear    

Stupid stupid stupid and senseless.

372 days ago
69.

King Anton    

Lea is a vegan, yet u was messed up on that stuff?

372 days ago
70.

moonglow    

So sad. Heroin AND Alcohol?

372 days ago
71.

MWarren    

So very tragic! My son and I enjoyed watching Cory on Glee- I am not totally surprised, yet it saddens me that another talented and young actor's life has been taken by drugs and alcohol. My prayers are with Cory's family and friends. Rest in peace Cory- you will truly be missed!

372 days ago
72.

Sue    

Yeah I figured it would be due to Drugs. Most Celebs DO drink and Due Drugs, even if they deny it. This happens way too often. I'm sure all the years since he was 13 doing Drugs did Not help his Heart either. I believe you'll eventually find out that he (and other Celebs who have died way too young, like Whitney Houston) died due to too much damage to his Heart. But we will all have to wait and see if I am right....Thanks for informing me. :) ~ Sue ~

372 days ago
73.

jenny    

http://youtu.be/TkiyUG6MsrA

372 days ago
74.

jenny    

Here is the link to the tox repor: http://youtu.be/TkiyUG6MsrA

372 days ago
75.

Don Livingston    

I'm sorry, but I can't have feelings for some one that basically has a "charmed finacially successful life", and is so weak, that he or she OD'S on drugs after "REHAB" because of pressure and their own insecurities.., sorry..........,donllivi

372 days ago
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