Cory Monteith died from a “mixed drug toxicity that involved heroin, primarily, and also alcohol,” according to an initial autopsy report conducted by the British Columbia Coroner’s Office. (Watch the video press release below.)
The Glee star was found dead Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room. He was 31.
Monteith, in a June 2011 interview with Parade magazine, opened up about his drug abuse, which first consumed him as a teen, when he would indulge in “Anything and everything, as much as possible…. I had a serious problem.” After his mother and friends staged an intervention, a 19-year-old Monteith tried rehab — “then went back to doing exactly what I left off doing.”
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It was when he found himself stealing from a loved one that Monteith “finally said, ‘I’m gonna start looking at my life and figure out why I’m doing this.’” Yet as recently as this April, he entered rehab again.
It was previously announced by authorities that there were no signs of foul play in the matter of Monteith’s death, and that he had returned to his hotel room alone the night he died.