Cory’s death on July 13 came as a shock to the world, and it reportedly happened after he was shooting up heroine and drinking champagne in his Vancouver hotel room.
Cory Monteith‘s official autopsy report revealed that the 31-year-old actor died from a combination of heroin and alcohol. He was allegedly found with two empty champagne bottles and intense drug paraphernalia, TMZ is now reporting.
Cory Monteith Shooting Heroin Before Death
Responders found a “spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle” in Cory’s hotel room at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, TMZ reports.
Additionally — although the hotel does gift each of their guests with a bottle of wine — there were actually two empty champagne bottles and glasses found in his room.
Cory “had a history of illicit drug use with intermittent periods of rehabilitation and of abstinence from drugs,” the report TMZ obtained included.
After Cory’s rehab stint in April, he had allegedly stopped using drugs. Therefore, the coroner suggested, his tolerance may have been lower than usual.
In the autopsy report, the British Columbia Coroners Service revealed that Cory died after a “mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol.”
Cory Monteith Was Alone At Time Of Death
The Vancouver police held a press conference after his death, where Constable Brian Montague said:
This was an overdose and a tragic accident. The police investigation has now been concluded, unless new evidence is received. He was alone at the time of his death. There were three people with him [earlier that night], we spoke with them all and they were co-operative. It is not relevant to a police investigation.
There was no evidence to suggest anything out of the ordinary. There was no sign of a struggle or a robbery. Evidence was consistent with a drug overdose. Foul play was not involved. He was last seen after two in the morning, and he was found at noon. We believe he was dead for several hours before he was found.
HollywoodLife.com has reached out to Cory’s rep.
— Emily Longeretta
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