Overdose Confirmed in Glee Star Death
Cory Monteith died of a accidental overdose of heroin and alcohol. The 31-year-old, who was found dead on Saturday, had a lead role in the musical-comedy series ‘Glee’ and was publicly known to struggle with substance abuse issues. In April 2013, Monteith voluntarily completed treatment at a rehab facility and had also been treated in a facility when he was 19.
The British Columbia Coroners Service confirmed cause of death in a press release on Tuesday, stating that the actor, who was found in a Vancouver hotel room, died of mixed-drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol. Monteith’s death does not seem to have been deliberate.
Police in Vancouver believe the actor returned to the hotel in the early hours of Saturday morning and was alone when he died. He went on to add that the Vancouver Police Department’s conclusion was backed up by the Coroners Service report, but would not disclose details of the evidence found in the star’s hotel room.
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