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

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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.

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