Cory Monteith's Death Caused by Combination of Heroin and Champagne
According to TMZ, Cory Monteith, who was found dead on Saturday, July 13th in his Vancouver hotel room, passed away due to a lethal combination of champagne and heroin. According to the final coroner's report, the star was found with empty champagne glasses and a "spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle."
His official cause of death is listed as "mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol."
Monteith, who was dating his Glee co-star and Broadway vet Lea Michele, starred in the film Monte Carlo, opposite Leighton Meester, Selena Gomez and Katie Cassidy. His other film credits include FINAL DESTINATION 3, THE INVISIBLE, DECK THE HALLS, and WHISPER. He left rehab in April of 2013, after voluntarily admitting himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction in March of 2013.
His television credits include a lead role on the series "Kaya" and a recurring guest-star role on KYLE XY. He has also made numerous guest appearances on television shows, including SMALLVILLE, SUPERNATURAL, STARGATE, FLASH GORDON, and INTERNS. Additionally, he starred in the 2007 television movie HYBRID.
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Monteith moved to Vancouver Island at a very young age. Throughout his life he has held jobs as a Wal-Mart greeter, a school bus driver, a roofer and a cab driver, before pursuing a career in acting.