The initial autopsy into the tragic death of Glee star Cory Monteith has been completed – and the cause of death has been revealed as a lethal mixture of heroin and alcohol.
According to the preliminary autopsy report released by the British Columbia Coroners Service, Monteith died of ‘a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol.’
‘Post-mortem testing, which included an autopsy and toxicological analysis, found that Mr. Monteith, aged 31, died of a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol,’ BCCS said. ‘Mr. Monteith was found deceased in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, shortly after noon on July 13. He had checked into the hotel on July 6 and had been expected to check out on the 13th. When he had not done so, hotel staff checked his room and found him deceased.’
‘The investigation into this death by the BC Coroners Service is continuing, and no other details are available at this time. 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 said. ‘When the investigation is concluded, a Coroners Report will be issued.’
He was 31.
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