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Coroner's Report Confirms That Cory Monteith Died Following Heroin & Alcohol Cocktail


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Cory Monteith was apparently injecting himself with heroin whilst downing glasses of champagne before he died, with the combination of the two ultimately working against him and leading to his untimely death. The Glee star passed away on 13 July at a hotel in Vancouver, Canada when his body was found alone in his room after missing check-out. He is predicted to have died earlier that morning.

A coroners report into the death has since been gathered and was obtained by TMZ on Wednesday (2 Oct.), who made the details of the report public. In the report, it states that Cory was found by paramedics, who noticed a "spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle" near his dead body. The report then goes on to state that 2 empty champagne bottles were also found scattered around the room and used glasses.

The official cause of death, listed by the coroner, has been confirmed as "mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol."

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Coroner's Report Confirms Corey Monteith Died Of Heroine Injection And Consumption Of Alcohol


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The long awaited coroner's report of the late 'Glee' star, Corey Monteith, has been released and shows he was shooting heroine and downing champagne on the night of his death.

The actor's body was discovered in a Vancouver hotel room by staff after he failed to check out on July 13th 2013.

TMZ first reported the release final coroner's report, which stated he had died from "intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol".

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Heather Morris & Taylor Hubbell Welcome A Son, Elijah


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Heather Morris, best known for playing Brittany S. Pears in Glee, gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday (28th September). The 26-year-old actress and her long-term partner Taylor Hubbell, a former baseball player, decided to name their son Elijah.

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Taylor Hubbell and Heather Morris welcomed a son on Saturday 28th September.

The couple have been dating met in 2008 (despite attending the same high school) and Elijah is their first child, Us Weekly reported. Morris will not be appearing in season five of Glee, so it may be that she decides to focus on family life. This would certainly support what Morris said of her relationship and home life in a 2011 interview with Fitness magazine. The Glee star stated "I want to marry Taylor and have kids with him. I love acting, but if it affects my relationship, then I won't continue." 

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Neil Patrick Harris Relishing Hosting Duties Ahead Of Sunday's Emmy Awards


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Neil Patrick Harris will look to further his claim as a natural awards show host when he takes to the stage at the 65th Annual Emmy Awards this Sunday, 22 September. Having built up an impressive resume already as co-host of the awards in 2009 and as a four-time host of the Tony Awards, the How I Met Your Mother star needed no incentive to take on the challenge of hosting the Emmy's this year.

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Harris is relishing the chance to host the Emmy's again

"I love TV and the motley crew of people that are part of it," Harris told reporters on Wednesday as the red carpet was laid out in front of Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre ahead of Sunday's ceremony. As the host of the celebration of television, you can bet that NPH had praise for the current crop of shows looking to be honoured at the awards show. He continued, in reference to the wide-ranging scope of shows up for awards, "I think that makes for a better viewing experience of television than ever, and I'm happy to be the guy in charge of honoring that."(via USA Today)

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Stevie Nicks Has A Lot Of Time For Beyonce Because She's "Not Skanky"


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Beyoncé Knowles Carter is never going to be an artist lacking in fans, and even the artists who may have influenced the 'Grown Woman' singer are full of praise for her, namely, Stevie Nicks. The Fleetwood Mac singer was speaking with The Telegraph recently about the latest Fleetwood reunion, when she gave Bey a glowing review for her level head and the way she handles fame and presents herself to her many adoring fans.

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Nicks is a fan of Beyoncé as a person and musician

"Beyoncé's great. She's got her alter ego [Sasha Fierce], but Beyoncé the girl, the woman, is very sweet and nice and polite," Nicks told the paper. She went on to add that the singer has remained herself since she burst on to the music scene in 1998 with Destiny's Child, and that after she met the star in 2001 on the set of the Destiny's Child music video for 'Bootylicious,' Stevie was overwhelmed by how down to Earth the singer was. She continued, "She's a good role model. She's not skanky. I'm glad we have her."

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Glee's Jane Lynch Talks Monteith Tribute, Arrival Of Demi Lovato


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Glee goes on: actress Jane Lynch has spoken of her feelings towards the fifth - said to be final - series of the high school TV show. Speaking at the Television Academy Performers Peer Group Reception, the 53 year-old said that it's not going to be an easy ride for any of the cast or crew to bid a final farewell to Cory Monteith who was found dead at 31 after a drugs overdose, reports E!.

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Jane Lynch Has Described The Cory Monteith Tribute Episode As "Beautiful."

The actress tweeted yesterday (21st Aug) "Just read Cory Monteith memorial episode. Most beautiful thing. Thank you, @MrRPMurphy @BFalchuk Ian Brennan." Glee creator Ryan Murphy revealed this week that despite rumours, the final episode would not have Monteith's Finn Hudson written out of the show by a drugs overdose.

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Why Won't Cory Monteith Be Killed Off By Drugs Overdose On Glee?


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Glee's Ryan Murphy has revealed his ideas for writing out Cory Monteith's character, Finn Hudson, including a fatal drugs overdose. However, the showrunner told Deadline how the musical show's producers decided against the controversial storyline that would mirror the actor's real-life death.

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Cory Monteith Died After An Overdose But His Character Finn Will Not Suffer The Same Fate.

The show, that will return for a fifth season on 26th September, suddenly had to deal with Monteith's absence after the 31 year-old actor was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room last month after heroin and alcohol abuse.

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Cory Monteith's Final Role In 'McCanick' Will Premiere At The Toronto Film Festival


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Cory Monteith was filming parts for two different movies prior to his untimely death in July, and each of these films will be airing next month at the Toronto Film Festival. The film creating the most buzz out of the two, McCanick, is the story of a narcotics detective who becomes obsessed with tracking down a recently released drugs felon, Simon Weeks (Monteith), and it is already being touted as the best performance of Monteith's unfortunately short career. His other film, the ensemble drama All the Wrong Reasons, will also premiere in Toronto.

Monteith plays a "lost soul" searching the streets of Philadelphia following his release from prison, with Eugene 'Mack' McCanick (David Morse) tracking his every move with the help of his partner Floyd (Mike Vogel). Set over the course of one long, hot summers day in Philly, the reason behind his obsession only becomes clear as he draws ever closer to the unsuspecting Weeks - who knows more about McCanick that either would like to admit.

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Teen Choice Awards 2013: Lea Michelle Wins Choice Comedy Actress And Pays Tribute To Cory Monteith [Video]


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At the Teen Choice Awards, held on Sunday 11th August, Lea Michele dedicated her award to Cory Monteith. Michele won the award for Choice Actress in a Comedy for her role as Rachel Berry in Glee.

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Lea Michele at the unveiling of the redesigned Aqua Star Pool By Estee Stanley at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills.

Michele lost her boyfriend and Glee co-star over a month ago and has attempted to remain out of the public eye since. Monteith died on July 13th, aged just 31, he was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room. The British Columbia coroner ruled his cause of death was a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol.

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2013 Teen Choice Awards: On The Red Carpet And Highlights


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The 2013 Teen Choice was held last night, Sunday 11th August, at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City. The event was star studded with attendees photographed on the red carpet including Selena Gomez, Lucy Hale, Brittany Snow, Michelle Rodriguez, Chloe Grace Moretz, Cher Lloyd and Naya Rivera.

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Selena Gomez on the red carpet.

The Teen Choice Awards are an annual event held to celebrate what teenagers think deserves recognition from the world of film, TV, fashion and music. It was first held in 1999 and has gradually grown increasing popular with the passing years. This year, according to the Teen Choice Award Website, over 150 million teenagers voted on the various categories. 

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Lea Michele Dedicates Teen Choice Award To Cory Monteith In Tearful Tribute Speech


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Lea Michele dedicated her Teen Choice award to her late boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith. Michele's acceptance speech was tearful but she continued smiling bravely. She said the late actor, who died last month, was "very special"; had a "beautiful heart" and "incredible talent".

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Lea Michele at the PaleyFest Icon Awards held in Beverly Hills.

Michele climbed on to the stage with Glee's version of Journey 'Don't Stop Believin'' blaring in the background. Michele appeared genuinely thrilled at having won her award for Best Comedy Actress, smiling broadly and placing her hands on her heart. 

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Lea Michele Glad To Be "Home" After Tweeting Picture From Glee Set


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Dressed in character as Rachel Berry, Lea Michele has continued her gradual emergence from mourning the death of recently deceased boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith by tweeting a picture of herself on the set of the hit Fox show. Michele is currently filming scenes for the fifth season of the show, and uploaded the image of herself sat at the end of a bed looking contemplatively into the distance.

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Michele looked in high spirits at last when she attended Jamie-Lynn Sigler's baby shower

As heartbreaking as the image is, one positive we can take from the snap is that it serves as evidence that Michele is moving on from the tragic loss of Monteith and isn't finding herself lost in a spiral of depression after losing such an important part of her life.

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Glee: How Will The Cory Monteith-Shaped Hole Be Filled?


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Since Glee star Cory Monteith died last month as the result of a deadly overdose of heroin and alcohol, fans of the show as well as the Glee cast and crew have mourned the loss of the talented singer and actor. Having been known to have battled drug problems since aged 19, the 31 year-old was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room after he failed to check out.

However, the issue that has also been on everyone's minds is whether Glee can carry on without one of its main characters and - would the cast want to after such a dreadfully sad incident?

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The Absence Of Monteith And His Talent Will Be Felt By Many.

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Glee Tribute Episode For Cory Monteith Will Tackle The Tough Issues Around His Death


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For once in its long history, Glee isn’t shying away from the tough topics. The show will deal directly with the “incidents involved” in Cory Monteith’s death. It was already known that showrunner Ryan Murphy and Monteith’s fiancé Lea Michele were working on a special tribute episode for the star, which was to air this autumn, before a necessary hiatus for Glee.

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Cory's life will be honored with a tribute episode.

According to Kevin Reily, the chairman of entertainment at Fox, Glee will tackle Cory’s problems with addiction head on. The star died of a heroin overdose last month, after having battled addiction for most of his life. After his latest stay in rehab, even those close to Monteith did not suspect what was to come. Apparently, the memorial episode will explore these same issues in the fictional setting of McKinley High.

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Lea Michele Breaks Through Cory Monteith Grief To Address Fans


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To say that the late Glee actor Cory Monteith meant the world to co-star Lea Michele would be an understatement. Not only did the pair's characters - Rachel and Finn - date on screen in the high school comedy musical series, but their fictional romance was reflected in real life with the pair having dated for a year at the time of Monteith's untimely passing. Partners on and off screen, their love grew out of their working relationship that blossomed into friendship.

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Michele & Monteith Had Dated For A Year.

Monteith was discovered dead by hotel staff when he failed to check out of a Vancouver room after an evening out with friends. Although an initial autopsy doubted substance abuse as a cause, a following toxicology report revealed that a deadly cocktail of heroin and alcohol had caused a death by overdose. The 31 year-old was known to have had drug issues in the past, having been in and out of rehab several times, but after a rehab stint in April appeared to be clean.

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An Emotional Lea Michele Breaks Silence Over Cory Monteith's Death


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We were all shocked at the news that Glee star Cory Monteith had passed away at the tender age of 31, but none more so than his on-screen and off-screen lover Lea Michele. Since the news of his passing broke, Michele has placed herself into a state of silent mourning, finally making her first public acknowledgement of the tragic event in a Tweet thanking her fans for their continued support.

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Lea and Cory were engaged to be married

In her Twitter update, the actress, who plays Rachel Berry in the show opposite Monteith's Finn Hudson, wrote; "thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love and support," adding that Cory will "forever be" in her heart. The actress also attached a picture of the two from a day at the beach, which sees the two huddled up together by the side of the sea.

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Lea Michele Thanks Fans For Support During Her Mourning Period For Cory Monteith


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Lea Michele, the girlfriend and co-star of the late Cory Monteith, has expressed her gratitude to fans via Twitter. The actress tweeted to her fans: "thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love and support".

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Lea Michele at the 2013 PaleyFest Icon Awards, Beverly Hills.

Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on 13th July where he had overdosed on a mix of heroin and alcohol. Michele, following Monteith's death, remained silent until yesterday (29th July) when she finally spoke out saying: "Cory will forever be in my heart".  She also attached a photo of the couple smiling together. 

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Cory Monteith Death: Actor Remembered By 'Glee' Cast In "Emotional" Memorial Service


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No one could have predicted the tragic death of Cory Monteith; the talented 31 year-old actor and singer who'd appeared to have triumphed over his drug addiction after entering rehab earlier this year. After his body was found in a hotel room when he failed to check out on 13th July, initial autopsy results showed no signs of substance abuse, but the toxicology report a few days later told a different story.

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Cory Monteith: Remembered By His Friends In A Special Ceremony.

It was found that Monteith, upon returning from a night out in Vancouver, had died of an overdose owing to a mixture of heroin and alcohol. Monteith's co-star and girlfriend of one year, Lea Michele, has spoken of her "profound loss" and organised a special memorial service in Hollywood with Glee's creator, Ryan Murphy, for cast and crew of the show.

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Private Memorial For Cory Monteith As Friends And Family Celebrate Actor's Life


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Following the death of Cory Monteith, his girlfriend and co-star Leah Michele, alongside Glee creator Ryan Murphy, worked on organizing the private memorial, held yesterday in Hollywood, according to E!News. Monteith passed away on July 13th at a Vancouver hotel, due to a drug overdose. The actor was 31. His death at such a young age shocked fans and colleagues alike and condolences have been flooding in ever since the tragic announcement was made.

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Monteith's death shocked his friends and fans.

"Today, Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of Glee, along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith," Fox said in a statement for the website. "We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time."

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Creator Ryan Murphy Talks Glee And Cory Monteith's Death


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Glee creator Ryan Murphy has said the show will go on following the death of Cory Monteith, who starred in the comedy-musical series as Finn. The 31-year-old was found on 13th July in his Vancouver hotel room, a coroner ruled he had died on a heroin and alcohol overdose. On the death of his colleague and friend, Murphy said in an interview with E!, "it's hard to even explain how personally upsetting it is." 

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Ryan Murphy at the New York premiere of Eat, Pray, Love.

He went on to relate the last time he had spoken to Monteith. An incident had occurred where the cast had discovered Monteith was using again and Murphy was instrumental in ensuring Monteith went into a rehab facility. Monteith, following an intervention, arranged by Murphy and Lea Michelle, said "I want to get better". Murphy went on to say  "I always felt and continue to feel even in his death that he did, that he really wanted to fight it and he was humiliated and shamed". 

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"Glee" Showrunner Ryan Murphy Wants His Next Move To Respect And Honor Cory Monteith's Life


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After a long period of silence on the tragic event, Glee creator Ryan Murphy has finally spoken out on Cory Monteith’s death and the fate of the show from now on. Murphy explained that Monteith had been like a son to him and that the decision of whether to stop filming Glee out of respect or continue out of duty, had been one of the most difficult in the showrunner’s career.

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Mental health is a priority in the wake of Monteith's sudden death.

“When you’re faced with something so sad and so shocking, what do you do? Do we cancel the show? Do we start shooting in January? What do we do?” he says in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Ultimately, we decided the best thing for everyone is to get back to work and be around people who knew him and loved him so that everyone can grieve together.”

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Fox Delays Airing Of Glee Season Five Following Death Of Cory Monteith


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Cory Monteith's death came as a genuine shock to everyone when it was announced earlier this week and amidst the fallout from his death, network executives at Fox have decided to hold back on airing the fifth season of the hit musical show. The series was due to return to Fox on Thursday September 18, but now Glee fans will have to wait another week, with Fox releasing a statement on Friday (July 19) that the show will return on Thursday Sept. 26 instead.

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Monteith's death came completely out of the blue

As a result of the temporary hiatus, production on the next season of the show isn't due to begin until earlier August at the earliest, with production on season six originally planned to begin this month. Currently, it isn't known how the show's writing team will handle Monteith's death within the program and a slew of new scenes may have to be written to accomodate the sad turn of events. It is believed that most of the new season has already been filmed, including Monteith's parts, so the cast may have to go back on set to re-film parts of the show.

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Sources Disagree On Cory Monteith And Lea Michele's Engagement


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Rumours continue to fuel speculation that Glee co-stars Cory Monteith and Lea Michele were engaged. Monteith died tragically on Sunday 13th July, a coroner ruled his cause of death to an overdose on heroin and alcohol.

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Cory Monteith at 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, L.A.

Since the tragic death of Cory Monteith on Sunday 14th July, speculation surrounding his relationship with Lea Michele has been rife. Rumours continue as they are fuelled by sources 'close to the couple'. 

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It Was Drugs - Alcohol And Heroin Overdose Take Cory Monteith's Life


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The British Columbia Coroner’s Service described Cory Monteith’s death as a “most tragic accident” yesterday after they confirmed that the young Canadian actor’s death was caused by a drug and alcohol overdose, many sources, including The BBC have reported. The Glee star, 31, has a well-documented problem with substance abuse, even if most thought his troubles were behind him.

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He "died of a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol" read a statement after the autopsy and toxicological analysis. "There is no evidence at this time to suggest Monteith's death was anything other than a most tragic accident.," it continued. "On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time."

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Cause Of Death Confirmed: Cory Monteith Overdosed On Heroin


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A toxicology report has confirmed what many have suspected since Cory Monteith’s death was first announced – it was a drug overdose that claimed the young star’s life last Sunday. He was killed by a “mixed drug toxicity” of heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia Coroners Service said in a statement released Tuesday, quoted by Parade. The report also suggested that “.At this point there is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith’s death was anything other than a most-tragic accident.”

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Monteith's addiction won out in te end.

Monteith has never attempted to hide his drug problems. In fact, he has gone on record, saying that his addiction goes back to when he was 16. While he has battled the addiction and voluntarily checked into rehab on two separate occasions, the addiction won out in the end. This comes as a shock to his friends and castmates on Glee, to whom he appeared to have gotten back on the wagon after his second rehab stint.

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Cory Monteith's Death Caused By Drug Overdose: Coroner Rules Heroin And Alcohol Involved


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Cory Monteith's death was a result of a drug overdose, a coroner ruled yesterday.The 31-year-old actor was found dead on Sunday (13th July) in a hotel room in Vancouver. He had been staying there since 6th July and was due to check out the same day.

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Cory Monteith at the 2013 PaleyFest Icon Awards in Beverly Hills, L.A.

The Glee star's death has attracted worldwide publicity and Monteith's autopsy was rushed through (scheduled a day after his death) due to the public's interest. Yesterday (Tuesday 16th July), the cause of his death was announced by a British Colombian Coroner as being an overdose of heroin and alcohol. The Coroner stated his death was a "tragic accident" and he "died of a mixed drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol", according to Fox News.

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Why Cory Monteith's Final Role As 'Lost Soul' Was His Very Best


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Cory Monteith's final role before his untimely death was as a "lost soul on the streets of Philadelphia," in Josh Waller's drama McCanick. The Glee star - who was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room over the weekend - convinced the filmmaker to give him a chance at the gritty role.


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"He said he wanted the role so badly because he had a very jaded past and he'd never been able to tap into that as an actor and kind of purge his system," the McCanick director told Entertainment Tonight Canada this week, adding, "the character Simon Weeks was the perfect vessel for him to get it all out."

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Stars Pay Tribute Following Cory Monteith's Sudden Death


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Cory Monteith’s Glee colleagues have expressed sadness and paid tributes after the young actor was found dead on Saturday in a Canada hotel. The 31-year-old’s death hasn’t been investigated fully yet, but while a cause of death is awaiting, foul play isn’t suspected, The Guardian Report.

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Monteith's spokeswoman, Melissa Kates, said in a statement: "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate." A statement from Fox, the TV network behind Glee, issued a statement calling Monteith "an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person," adding: "He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously."

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Glee Stars Lea Michele And Matthew Morrison Mourn The Untimely Death Of Cory Monteith


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The death of Cory Monteith, whose body was discovered in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday, has devastated his friends and co-stars, according to sources. The Mirror reports that Monteith’s fiancée, Lea Michele, who plays his character’s on-off girlfriend Rachel Berry on Fox’s Glee, was said to be “absolutely hysterical and completely inconsolable”. Michele had been busy planning the wedding when she received the news.

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Monteith had been battling addiction since his teenage years.

A source said: “It is absolutely tragic. Lea was busy organising what should have been the happiest day of their lives but now she is planning her worst nightmare, Cory’s funeral,” the source commented. “He meant the world to Lea as she did to him. No one can believe he is gone at such a young age. Cory never shied away from his demons and twice he tried to rid himself of them. He was such a huge talent and touched every one he met.”

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Cory Monteith Found Dead In Vancouver Hotel: The Facts And Glee's Reactions


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Cory Monteith was found dead at noon on Saturday 13th July 2013. He'd been staying at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver. The actor was due to leave the hotel after a week's stay but failed check out at noon. His body was discovered by hotel staff and early reports suggest the 31-year-old had been dead for several hours. Reports have not indicated why the Calgary born actor was staying alone in Vancouver.

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Cory Monteith at 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, California.

Monteith's representative, Melissa Kates, released a statement confirming the 31-year-old's death. Speaking to USA Today, Kates said: "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss". 

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Cory Monteith and Lea Michele - Celebrities at the Paley Center In Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 27th February 2013

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EXCLUSIVE 'Glee' star Cory Monteith fixes a flat tire at a gas station Los Angeles,California - 03.12.12 When: 02 Dec 2012

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Cory Monteith - 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 27th January 2013

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Lea Michele and Cory Monteith - EXCLUSIVE Lea Michele and boyfriend Cory Monteith have breakfast at the Swingers diner in West Hollywood. During breakfast, the couple recieves a parking ticket. On the way back to the car, they make playful expressions to a nearby dog - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 8th February 2013

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Cory Monteith - 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar - Arrivals - Santa Monica, California, United States - Thursday 10th January 2013

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Lea Michele and Cory Monteith - The PaleyFest Icon Award at The Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 27th February 2013

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Cory Monteith - 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards - Arrivals Los Angeles California United States Saturday 26th January 2013

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Cory Monteith - Celebrities arrive at the Staples Centre to watch the LA Lakers Los Angeles California United States Friday 18th January 2013

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Cory Monteith Saturday 5th December 2009 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2009 at the Nokia LA Live Theatre - Arrivals and Inside Los Angeles, California

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Mark Salling, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith - Mark Salling, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith New York City, USA - The cast of Glee sign copies of 'Glee: The Music Vol. 1 at Borders Books & Music, Columbus Circle. Tuesday 3rd November 2009

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Dianna Agron, Mark Salling, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith
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Mark Salling, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith
Dianna Agron and Mark Salling

Cory Monteith - Cory Monteith and Kevin McHale from CW's Glee Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - departing Stephen Starr's Continental Midtown Restaurant after dinner Friday 30th October 2009

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Mark Salling, Cory Monteith, 2 Fans, Kevin Mchale, Chris Colfer and Amber Riley From Cw's Glee
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Cory Monteith Monday 14th September 2009 2009 Fox Fall Eco-Casino party held at the BOA steakhouse Los Angeles, California

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Cory Monteith Tuesday 8th September 2009 Premiere of Fox's 'Glee' at Willows Community School - Arrivals Culver City, California

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Cory Monteith and Bellagio Hotel - Cory Monteith and Jamie Alexander Las Vegas, Nevada - 2 - Way Birthday hosted by the cast of Kyle XY at The Bank night club inside the Bellagio Hotel Casino Friday 14th March 2008

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Cory Monteith

Date of birth

11th May, 1982

Date of death

13th July, 2013

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.92




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Cory Monteith Movies

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Movie Review

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Movie Review

The Glee phenomenon hits the big screen with this oddly conceived movie, which documents the...

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Monte Carlo Trailer

Grace has always wanted to visit Paris, having finished college and working in a dead...

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