It’s been a hard and sad week for the “Glee” cast and their fans since the sudden and shocking death of a lead actor on the series, Cory Montieth. Many are still shocked at the news of the actor being found dead in a Vancouver hotel room and they all want to know what caused Monteith’s death. While it’s been no secret he struggled with drug addiction, after his recent stint in rehab, everyone was hoping for the best – thinking the actor would be able to lead a clean and sober life. Unfortunately, what’s been feared worse has been proven true.
Cory Monteith’s cause of death has been confirmed as a toxic mix of heroin and alcohol, TMZ reports.
The British Columbia Coroners Service revealed Tuesday that Monteith died of a mixed-drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol. The investigation into his death is continuing and no other details are available at this time.
In the report, the British Columbia Coroners Service adds, “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 was previously reported the toxicology results could take several days. However, the results were expedited because of the extreme public interest in the case, according to E! News.
The “Glee” star was found dead in a hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in downtown Vancouver on July 13 after failing to meet checkout time. Hotel staff called paramedics, who later declared him dead on the scene. He was just 31 years old.
After the tragic news was announced, members of his Fox family expressed their condolences. A rep for his on-screen and off-screen love, Lea Michele, asked for privacy during this “devastating” time. Other “Glee” co-stars mourned the loss, as well: Matthew Morrison performed a show in honor of the late actor, and Naya Rivera said he “always will be a part of my own family.”
The “Glee” actor voluntarily entered rehab for the second time in March to make steps toward recovery. He previously discussed battling substance abuse in his teens, telling Parade magazine in a 2011 interview he had a “serious [drug] problem.”
It’s hard to understand why anyone would gamble with their lives in this way but addiction is no joke. It’s a sickness many people are pros at hiding but so many are gone too soon because of it. May Cory rest in peace …