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“Glee” Star Cory Monteith Found Dead

MonteithCory Monteith, who played heartthrob Finn Hudson in the Fox hit “Glee,” was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on July 13. He was 31.

A coroner later determined that he died from a mixed drug toxicity that included heroin and alcohol.

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“Glee” star Cory Monteith died as a result of “a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol,” the British Columbia Coroners Service said.

The death of actor Cory Monteith has been ruled an accident, the British Columbia Coroners Service announced Wednesday.

The 31-year-old actor was best known for his role as Finn Hudson on the FOX show “Glee.”

He was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on July 13, 2013.

Coroner Claire Thompson concluded that Monteith “died of mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol,” according to a news release.

The report also confirmed that Monteith had a history of drug use and rehabilitation attempts.

Monteith had entered rehab for substance abuse in April, his publicist said after his death.

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Actress Lea Michele on Monday broke her silence for the first time since the death of her boyfriend and “Glee” co-star Cory Monteith.

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Lea Michele posted this picture along with her message on Twitter.

Michele, 26, took to Twitter to thank fans for their support.

“Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart,” she wrote.

She also posted a picture of the couple together.

Monteith, 31, was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada on July 13.

A coroner later determined that the actor died from a mixed drug toxicity that included heroin and alcohol.

Monteith had been open about his struggles with addiction.

Michele stuck by his side when he voluntarily checked into rehab earlier this year.

“Glee” star Cory Monteith died as a result of “a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol,” the British Columbia Coroners Service said Tuesday.
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VANCOUVER, B.C. – “Glee” star Cory Monteith died as a result of “a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol,” the British Columbia Coroners Service said Tuesday.

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Cory Monteith found dead in his hotel room in Canada

“At this point there is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith’s death was anything other than a most-tragic accident,” the coroners service said in a statement, adding that no further details were available pending a full investigation.

Monteith, 31, was found dead Saturday in his room by staff members at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel after he missed his checkout time.

The actor spent time in rehab this year, checking into a drug addiction treatment facility in late March.

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Hollywood Mourns Death of Glee Star Cory Monteith

VANCOUVER, B.C. (KTLA) — An autopsy was expected to be performed Monday on “Glee” actor Cory Monteith following his sudden death on Saturday.

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Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room in Canada.

Monteith, 31, was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, Canada.

Hotel staff discovered the actor’s body after he missed his checkout time, according to police.

While the cause of death has not been determined, police have ruled out the possibility of foul play, authorities said.

Monteith, who played Finn in the popular Fox series “Glee,” had been candid about his struggle with addiction.

Monteith had reportedly been out drinking with friends prior to his death, despite a recent stint in rehab, according to TMZ.

He checked into a rehab facility in late March. It was his second time entering rehab.

The “Glee” staff released a statement via Twitter early Sunday morning.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic news,” the statement said. “Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person.”

“Glee” director Adam Shankman told CNN that he had spoken to Monteith just hours before his death.

“He even said that I am feeling fantastic again. He was obviously referring to moments he had this year with going to rehab,” Shankman said.

“I’m like everybody else, really devastated and confused by what happened,” he said.

Monteith’s on- and off-screen girlfriend Lea Michele, who plays Rachel Berry on the show, has not yet released a statement.

The pair had been dating for more than a year.

Back in April, Michele voiced her support for Montieth’s decision to enter rehab, telling People magazine, “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this.”

Michele’s representative issued a statement saying the actress was “devastated” by the news.

The statement also asked “that everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating time.”

CNN contributed to this report.

VANCOUVER, B.C. (KTLA) – “Glee” star Cory Monteith had three projects in post-production at the time of his death, according to the Internet Movie Database.

One was a video entitled “Glee Live! at Radio City Music Hall.”

The other two were films, including “All The Wrong Reasons,” which co-starred Kevin Zegers.

“I’ve never lost a friend this close. This feels like a mistake,” Zegers wrote on Twitter.

He followed it up with “My heart is broken.”

Monteith, best known for his portrayal of Finn Hudson in the television series “Glee,” was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room, police said late Saturday.

He was 31-years-old.

Police received a call from an ambulance service about noon Saturday “regarding a sudden death” at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, acting Vancouver police Chief Dough LePard said at a news conference late Saturday.

Officers responded within minutes and were advised by paramedics that Monteith was dead.

Monteith was dating his co-star Lea Michele. A publicist for the actress released a statement Sunday asking “that everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating time.”

Monteith’s cause of death was not yet known, police said. But they ruled out foul play.

Medical examiners planned to conduct an autopsy on Monday.

The actor checked into rehab for substance abuse earlier this year.

VANCOUVER, B.C. (KTLA) — Cory Monteith, the beloved actor best known for his portrayal of Finn Hudson in the television series “Glee,” was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room, police said late Saturday. He was 31.

Police received a call from an ambulance service about noon Saturday “regarding a sudden death” at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, acting Vancouver police Chief Dough LePard said at a news conference late Saturday. Officers responded within minutes and were advised by paramedics that Monteith was dead.

“On behalf of the Vancouver Police, I want to pass on our condolences to the family, friends, castmates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith,” LePard said. “As was the case in countless homes, I watched ‘Glee’ regularly with my daughters, and I know there will be shock and sadness in many households with the news of his tragic death.”

Mark Salling, one of Monteith’s “Glee” cast mates, tweeted out a single word after the actor’s death was announced: “no.”

Police ruled out foul play as a cause of death, though they could not immediately say how Monteith died. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

Monteith had entered rehab for substance abuse in April, his publicist said at the time.

Among many other appearances, Monteith was among the group of celebrities who joined Jimmy Fallon for the musical skit that opened the 2010 Emmy Awards.

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