While fans are still reeling over the death of Glee star Cory Monteith, we finally have a cause behind his untimely passing. According to the BC Coroners Service, via E! Online, a deadly combination of heroin and alcohol were found in his system, which lead to his death.
Cory’s body was found at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in downtown Vancouver on Saturday July 13, after missing his scheduled check out time. Security video shows Cory returning to the room by himself the previous evening. Also, Barb McClintock — a Coroners Service spokeswoman — said the “investigation into Monteith’s death is ongoing and no further information will be released until its conclusion.”
In fact, Cory’s autopsy was fast tracked due to the intense public interest. What usually can take a couple of weeks, only took the Coroners a few days in this case. It was also mentioned by the Coroner that “At this point there is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith’s death was anything other than a most-tragic accident.”
It’s no secret that Cory struggled with addiction, as he first revealed his drug and alcohol problems back in 2011. While he had been on the straight and narrow for quite some time, he checked himself back in to rehab earlier this year for about a month of treatment.
Art might have imitated life a little too much in his final film, McCanick, where he played a drug dealing hustler. In addition to his final film, the future of Glee is still somewhat uncertain, as it was reportedly scheduled to resume filming in the next couple of weeks. However, it was confirmed that Glee‘s sister show, The Glee Project, was just cancelled, though producers ensure it had nothing to do with Cory’s death.
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