New Findings in Cory Monteith's Death Are the Most Upsetting Yet

cory monteithThe official death report for Cory Monteith has been released, and sadly it confirms that the Glee actor did in fact die from a mix of heroin and alcohol. Reports of this combination being the cause of Monteith's untimely death have been speculated since his passing in July, but this makes exactly what we all feared official. And, adding insult to injury, it gets worse.

On Wednesday, the British Columbia Coroners said that a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle were found in Monteith's Vancouver hotel room the night of his death, as well as two empty champagne bottles. The report notes that Cory "had a history of illicit drug use with intermittent periods of rehabilitation and of abstinence from drugs"; and the coroner suggested that Cory's death may have, indirectly, been due to his recent stint in rehab. The report states that his tolerance for substance abuse may have been lower than usual because he had stopped using since he left a rehab facility in April. Heartbreaking in every sense of the word.

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Cory was so close to being on the straight and narrow. He did it once before, and then, in a moment of weakness, he caved and died because of it. It's so upsetting to think that someone who lived with a substance abuse problem for so long -- and then got clean -- may have passed away because of his lowered tolerance; because of that time he did the right thing. It's like a cruel joke, or a weird catch 22.

Of course Cory's death wasn't because he had a period of being clean. The cause of his death was drugs. But something about hearing that there may have been a correlation to his lowered tolerance after not using for a while just stings, and makes the whole thing all the more depressing.

RIP, Cory. Glee just isn't the same without you.

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Denise Yates

A drug addict died from drugs. It was his fault 100 percent. Stop giving glory to drug addicts.

adamat34 adamat34

Agreed Denise. We.glorified this death. Wonder how many ODs get this much press.....Im thinking none.

jalaz77 jalaz77

He was nowhere near close to being on the straight and narrow. He has demons he could not control so he turned to drugs. Being famous did not help, that makes it worse.

nonmember avatar amazed

wow, you people are crazy insensitive. must be nice to have perfect families & friends with no one who have ever abused anything

Baile... Bailey8307

Wow. I agree his death has gotten a lot of press but I think it's just because he was so young and talented. Denise, you use the term "drug addict" like he's some kind of other species. I don't think it's right to judge someone or devalue their life either.

schlis schlis

OMG people. He didn't murder anyone. He didn't beat up kittens for fun. He had an addiction. And he died from it. And it's sad.

schlis schlis

And for the record, I'm just as sad when I hear about any drug addict dieing.

Caera Caera

Well, that's what happens when a druggie uses drugs. I don't understand the hero worship. It's not any more "sad" than any other addict who kicks it because of his lack of self-control.

Tangible Tangible

So Close...really? He did drugs, dangerous drugs. He drank, in excess. He lied to himself and to the people around him. He threw away anything and everything good. Now he is Dead from his own actions. Sad but True. He was a Druggie that just happened to be famous.

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