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Heroin, alcohol caused Cory Monteith's death: report

Last updated on: July 17, 2013 13:33 IST

Cory MonteithA mixed-drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol caused the death of Glee star Cory Monteith, according to an initial autopsy report by the British Columbia Coroner's Service.

The 31-year-old star was found dead in a hotel room in 
Vancouver on July 13. His body was discovered by the staff after he missed his noon checkout time. He was apparently visiting his mother in the city.

Coroner's office said a post-mortem examination had 
determined "a mixed-drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol" was the cause of death.

"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," it added.

The actor reportedly took heroine alone. Investigation 
into his death continues to be fast-tracked due to the attention surrounding the case.

Glee star had a long struggle with drug addiction. In 
March, he had voluntarily checked himself into rehab, his second trip, for substance abuse. Monteith became famous as Finn Hudson with the success of Fox's musical series since its launch in 2009.

He was dating 
Lea Michele, who also played his onscreen love interest in the series and supported his decision to get into rehab.

In the picture: Cory Monteith. Photograph: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images

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