Cory Monteith Cause of Death Confirmed: Lethal Heroin and Alcohol Combination
Cory Monteith's cause of death has been revealed after the autopsy and toxicity results were available. Cory died from a "mixed drug toxicity that involved heroin, primarily, and also alcohol," the coroner's office confirmed. %VIRTUAL-Slideshow-2979%
Cory Monteith's cause of death has been confirmed by the autopsy and toxicology test results: an overdose from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol in his body when he died.
The British Columbia Coroners Service said in a press release: "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."
Cory was discovered dead in his Vancouver hotel room on July 13. A drug overdose was first on most people's minds as he had gone to rehab earlier this year after years of struggling with addiction.
The service noted that there was nothing to indicate that "Mr. Monteith's death was anything other than a most-tragic accident."
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