Heroin, Booze Killed Glee's Cory Monteith

Autopsy pins cause of death on 'mixed drug toxicity'

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 16, 2013 4:11 PM CDT

(Newser) – Cory Monteith's autopsy is in, and his cause of death is what everybody expected: Hard drugs and booze. The coroner in British Columbia lays the blame on "mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol," reports TMZ. The 31-year-old Glee actor was found in his Vancouver hotel room over the weekend, and he has a long history of trying to get his substance abuse under control. The results "seem to confirm this was an accident," reports ET Online.

Publicist Lesley Diana, who had worked with Canadian actor Cory Monteith, places flowers at a memorial for him in Vancouver.
Publicist Lesley Diana, who had worked with Canadian actor Cory Monteith, places flowers at a memorial for him in Vancouver.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
Cory Monteith of 'Glee.'
Cory Monteith of 'Glee.'   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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