TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Heroin, alcohol blamed in 'Glee' actor's death

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 8:48 p.m.
 

“Glee” actor Cory Monteith, who had struggled for years with substance abuse and once said he was lucky to be alive, died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia coroner's office said on Tuesday.

“There is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith's death was anything other than a most tragic accident,” the office.

The 31-year-old was found dead in his Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room on Saturday when he didn't check out on time. He was believed to have been alone when he died. Hotel video and electronic records indicate he returned to his room by himself early Saturday.

Police said the coroner's report didn't indicate the levels of heroin or alcohol in his system. They ruled out foul play.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Large pipelines proposed to carry gas from shale formations
  2. Judge orders nonprofit tax form release in case against IRS
  3. Penn State University eyes changes to sexual misconduct case handling
  4. High-value detainees allowed family calls
  5. Obama calls for government spending surge
  6. Dems delay Iran sanctions proposal
  7. Poll finds most Americans want health insurance subsidies restored if Supreme Court votes against Obamacare provision
  8. Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think
  9. Teen girl Hernandez killed by Denver police once cited for resisting arrest
  10. Day, night 4-digit drawings match
  11. Small drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclear