The Vancouver police department has released the coroners report of Glee star Cory Monteith, and the toxology report concluded that Monteith died from “a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol.”
Corey Monteith, known for his role as Finn Hudson in the television show Glee, was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver on July 13.
The cause of death has not yet been discovered, but an autopsy is scheduled to take place today. Police say that there are no clear signs of foul play. After viewing hotel security tapes, officials have determined that Monteith was alone when he died.
He arrived at the hotel early in the morning, and when he failed to check out on time at noon, the staff checked his room and found that he had been dead for several hours.
Monteith, 31, lead a tumultuous life, struggling with drugs and addiction. His childhood in Canada consisted of changing schools repeatedly, and dropping out of high school when he was 16.
After he dropped out of school, he continued to fight addiction. When Monteith was 19, his family and friends held an intervention for him and he was admitted to rehab, which he described as a turning point of his life. Authorities refused to comment on the speculation that his death was the result of a drug overdose.
When Monteith finished rehab, he turned his life around, got his high school diploma, and in 2005, began an acting career.
In 2009, he got the role of Finn in Glee, a hit show about the life of high school students, told through song and dance. He began to struggle with his drug and alcohol addiction again in March of this year and admitted himself to a rehab facility.
Monteith was dating his co-star Lea Michele, both in the show and in real life. Michele fully supported his decision to go to rehab and tweeted “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision.” He was released from the facility on April 26, 2013 and resumed his acting career.
His co-workers, friends, and family are deeply saddened by his sudden death. One of Monteith’s representatives told TMZ that they are “in shock and mourning this tragic loss.”
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