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Cory Monteith

Did Not Die

From 'Deadly' Heroin

7/17/2013 1:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Cory Monteith did NOT die from a new strain of deadly heroin that has been going around the Vancouver area -- this according to the coroner.

A police dept. 40 miles from Vancouver had issued a release warning a "toxic' mixture of heroin and fentanyl has caused a spike in heroin ODs.

The coroner who did the autopsy on Cory tells TMZ ... NO FENTANYL was found in Cory's system.

We're hearing the likely scenario is that Cory had not used heroin since entering rehab in April, and he may have gone back to the same dose he had learned to tolerate when he was using, but because his body was clean it couldn't handle the shock.

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31.

buggaz    

Wishful thinking that awful show would have met the same fate as this loser

427 days ago
32.

Cam    

1. Coroners in BC do not do the autopsies. Medical Examiners do. Coroners do the investigation. (See great TV show DaVinci's Inquest.

2. The relationship with his father is what had Cory on the street as a teenager. I'm not surprised the father has been frozen out now.

3. True you are most vulnerable to overdose if you've been clean a while - exactly as you stated.

4. Hopefully his death with ease the stigma of drug addiction and have it better treated as a medical condition and not a moral failing.

5. He grew up in Victoria, not Vancouver.

427 days ago
33.

LeeLoo    

I kind of knew from the get-go that this is what happened. Almost 2/3 of heroin related deaths occur when the user is using after a long period of abstaining. Not that I condone heroin use in the slightest, but it is super dangerous the first few doses, NEVER go back to your original hits take a smaller dose. Bradly Nowell went out the same way, he stopped using then his first hit in several months killed him.

427 days ago
34.

shakedoggy    

god killed him as payback for trayvon. JUSTICE IS SEVERED!

427 days ago
35.

Crabby    

Well what I was taught in nursing school/pharmacology class is that ETOH/alcohol (which TMZ claimed Cory was drinking) is a central nervous system depressant.Opiates are also central nervous system depressants...mixing the two can kill you because your respiration's slow down...then stop and no more oxygenating.

427 days ago
36.

jay26mc    

Pretty sure he did die from deadly heroin.

427 days ago
37.

nmbc89    

So if he used a different kind of heroin his death would of been different also???? REALLY!!!!

427 days ago
38.

themftruth    

who cares.

427 days ago
39.

kaitlin    

one of the stupidest lines i've ever read. The Wrap is saying the same thing. almost funny it's so stupid.

427 days ago
40.

Belizeanborn    

What an idiotic story. "it wasn't the deadly heroin, it was the normal heroin that killed him." ALL ILLEGAL DRUGS WILL KILL YOU. THAT'S WHY THEY ARE ILLEGAL.

427 days ago
41.

Hudson    

I am so glad he didn't die from the bad heroin !! How tragic it would have been to have died from the "deadly heroin"

427 days ago
42.

Vince    

This Young mans death was not caused by heroin. It was cause by self indulgent stupidity. Lets all be realistic her. This knucklehead had the word by the tail. Great job he loved, beautiful girlfriend , money enough to live a comfortable life and yet he decides ( yes decides ) to do drugs and over doses and kills himself. What a bone head. Why morn this self indulgent pin head. I pity him and his SELF inflicted stupidity. He is where he should be given the life choices he made. End of story.

427 days ago
43.

Karla    

Sorry but he is dead........so it was deadly no matter what you want to call it.

427 days ago
44.

Christina    

Same thing happened to Brad Renfro.... stopped then did what he used to do (dose) and it killed him.

427 days ago
45.

T ALbert    

thats the good stuff

425 days ago
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