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Cory Monteith Death Report - Heroin & Alcohol Use Cited

Cory Monteith Death Report - Heroin & Alcohol Use Cited

The final coroner’s report in Cory Monteith‘s death is officially in and his untimely death was caused by injecting heroin and slamming alcohol, according to TMZ.

The 31-year-old Glee actor was discovered dead on July 13 shortly after noon in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada. The responders who arrived at the scene discovered a “spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle,” as well as two empty champagne bottles and glasses.

The official cause of death listed on the report is “mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol.” The report also notes that Cory “had a history of illicit drug use with intermittent periods of rehabilitation and of abstinence from drugs.”

Cory will be remembered in a tribute episode of Glee, airing on October 10 at 9/8c on Fox.

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  • justsayin

    I feel so sad for Cory’s family and Lea :(

  • sam

    Those details were absolutely unnecessary.

  • Samanta

    @sam: i completely agree…people should just let him rest in peace now!!!

  • Ryan

    What a coincidence that the “tribute” to his charater is in the upcoming week, they surely are milking his death. All for the good ol ratings. Shame on you

  • Wendy D.

    I don’t understand how such personal details that should be kept within the safety of family and friends are available to the public- the media, including this site, use disgusting phrases like “slamming alcohol” and the misinformed general population call him a “junkie” and a “loser.” There is such a pathetic failure to raise awareness around the disease of addiction and such a cold, brutal response from those who have never had to live with that mental obsession. I wish I could take every person who has made an obnoxious comment about drug addicts and give them just ONE MINUTE of what it is like to recover from that urge. I promise they would fold before anyone. I am five years sober and regardless of how hard I work my 12 Step program, I am ALWAYS one sip away from a relapse. Always. It takes one vulnerable moment to fall back and relapse is often a part of long term recovery. Unfortunately, Monteith’s relapse killed him. That doesn’t make him a bad person, it makes him a person who tried to fight a vicious disease that won this time. Every breath I take is a gift and people would be better human beings if they showed a level of compassion in their ignorance around this disease. The arrogance and cruel comments I’ve been reading on other sites have been truly shameful. My thoughts are with his family and friends who I know are doing everything to preserve his memory. The armchair commentators sitting at home in their underwear passing judgment on something they know absolutely nothing about need to shut their mouths and work on their own lives. This was a beautiful soul who was clearly loved by those who knew him and those who just admired him. He deserves to be remembered as such and not from these unnecessary details that deserved to be kept private.

  • Karen

    Sad :/
    And unnecessary post.

  • Layne

    @Wendy D.: I agree with you. I have a son who is only 4 months sober and everyday is a struggle for him but he is hanging in there, and with every good day he has is a good day for me as well. The media should have just kept this information private…………

  • Wendy D.

    Thanks, Layne. My thoughts and wishes for continued recovery are with you and your son. I hope you both have many more good days ahead of you.

  • Keep it Real

    although sad, the truth is the truth. it was what he did and how he died. you may not want to talk about it because of who it is, but perhaps some good will come of it.

  • Anna

    @Keep it Real:
    It is unnecessary because these details were released months ago and should be left alone. It is unnecessary because the disgusting phrases used at the top part were rude and disrespectful. Read the comments next time because that was not what was meant.

  • Jamie

    Um hello to all the loser glee fans. If he wasn’t on glee he would be just another junkie who od’d in Vancouver.which is exactly what he was.

  • Wendy D.

    @Jamie: There is such a stigma about addiction and I beg you to be better and educate yourself instead of throwing lazy comments out there like “junkie.” Famous, not famous, anyone that succumbs to this horrific disease is in more pain, self-loathing and shame than you can imagine. This is not a choice, I promise you. Just because you aren’t an addict, doesn’t mean you can’t find some empathy as a human being. We need to be better than this. It’s so cruel to do anything less.

  • Cheap Coaches

    that was one good article! Cheap Coaches