The British Columbia Coroner’s Service has announced that the Cory Monteith died from a toxic mix of the drug heroin and alcohol. However, the investigation into the cause of the 31 year-old actor’s death is still ongoing and further details haven’t been released at this time.
While the toxicology report showed what was in the actor’s system, the coroner’s service did point out that, “It should be noted that at this point there is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith’s death was anything other than a most-tragic accident.”
The coroner’s office had originally stated that the results of the toxicology report would not be ready for several days. But according to E! news the tests were done quickly because of the intense public interest in the death of the popular Glee actor.
The “Glee” star’s body was found in his hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel Vancouver, Canada on July 13. Staff went to go check on the actor after he’d failed to meet his checkout time. Paramedics were called but they declared the actor dead on the scene.
On Monday, the police in Vancouver, Canada stated that they felt it was unlikely that Cory Monteith’s death was caused by substance abuse. Law enforcement Officials also said that Monteith’s cause of death is still unclear the initial post mortem gave no clear indication of death.
Vancouver police Sergeant Randy Fincham said, at that time, that there was no evidence to show that the actor’s demise was due to illegal drug abuse. But the news that the toxicology report shows Cory Monteith’s death was caused by the deadly mix of heroin and alcohol in his system will come as a shock to his family, friends and many fans.
The entertainment world has been in shock after the news of Monteith’s death was announced. Monteith’s friends from the cast of Glee, have offered their condolences and his girlfriend, 26 year-old actress Lea Michele who played Monteith’s girlfriend in the Fox Network show, has been “devastated” by the news.
Lea Michele has not released any statements since Monteith’s death, but her rep released a statement to People magazine on Tuesday: “Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she’s received from family, friends, and fans. Since Cory’s passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them. … They are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together. We continue to ask the media to respect the privacy of Lea and Cory’s family.”
Hollywood has passed on their condolences as well as surprise and shock that Montieth has died so unexpectedly and his friends from the show are all grieving. The Fox Network released a statement about Monteith’s untimely death: “We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with, and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.”
Monteith has had a long running battle with his self confessed drug addiction and his girlfriend Lea knew about his substance abuse issues and fully supported his trips to rehab and his personal struggle with the problem.
Monteith had always been very open about his battle with substance misuse and never hid the fact from his fans or his girlfriend Lea.
Cory Monteith was born in Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and he moved to Vancouver Island when he was a youngster. He, like many other actors worked at a variety of jobs before he reached success as an actor. He was a WalMart greeter, a school bus driver, a roofer and a cab driver before he started working as an actor.
It was as the ex jock turned singer in the Fox Network musical show Glee that Monteith made his name and garnered so many fans. His drug problem was not an issue while he worked on the show and he had only just come out of rehab in April. He and girlfriend Lea went to Mexico to celebrate.
The news that Corey Monteith died as a result of a heroin and alcohol mix will upset his many fans, but it will certainly cause Lea Michele even more pain. Cory Allan Michael Monteith Canadian actor, born 11 May 1982 – died 13 July 2013, RIP.
By Michael Smith