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Coroner: ‘Glee’ actor Cory Monteith died of overdose of heroin and alcohol
Washington Post ^ | 07/16/2013

Posted on 07/16/2013 9:04:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — “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 Tuesday.

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

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

At a briefing Tuesday afternoon, police said they believe Monteith had been dead for several hours before he was found. They said the coroner’s report didn’t indicate the levels of heroin or alcohol in his system. They ruled out foul play.

“Our belief is that when he took the heroin he was alone,” said Vancouver Police Department spokesman Brian Montague. He added: “There was evidence in the room that was consistent with a drug overdose. We’re not providing exactly what we found at the scene.”

Police said it was too early for the coroner’s office to conclude whether Monteith was the victim of a bad batch of heroin, which turns up from time to time in Vancouver.

Monteith’s death recalled the lives of Heath Ledger, Corey Haim and River Phoenix — actors who battled substance abuse and died in their 20s and 30s.

Monteith had talked bluntly about struggling with addiction since he was a teenager, calling it a serious problem and telling Parade magazine in 2011 he was “lucky to be alive.”

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: corymonteith; glee; heroin; hotshot; od
CORY MONTEITH and LEA MICHELLE in "GLEE
1 posted on 07/16/2013 9:04:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

And these are the people our teens and young adults want to emulate. RIP.


2 posted on 07/16/2013 9:12:47 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: informavoracious

these are the willing tools of the leftwing propaganda outlets


3 posted on 07/16/2013 9:15:19 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: SeekAndFind

May God have mercy upon his soul. From what I’ve heard about that program(which, happily, I have never watched), I’m surprised this hasn’t happened to more of its actors.


4 posted on 07/16/2013 9:15:44 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: informavoracious

I am shocked and surprised. NOT.


5 posted on 07/16/2013 9:16:04 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, if you slash your wrists in the bathtub, swallow a bottle full of pills, or eat a bullet, is that also considered “a most tragic accident”?

Maybe he didn’t intend it to be a fatal dose, but when you inject yourself with unknown chemicals, isn’t it at best a game of Russian Roulette?


6 posted on 07/16/2013 9:16:23 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: informavoracious

Heroin, alcohol, and “Glee”.

None of which are good lifestyle choices.


7 posted on 07/16/2013 9:17:52 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why are these things always “tragic”? You mix heroin and alcohol, death is an eventuality.

There were somne drunken kids many years ago who went speeding down a 25 mph road on which I lived. They ran a stop sign and struck a tree eight feet off the ground. How fast must one go to launch a car eight feet into the air with enough speed to kill all occupants? Again, it was called a “tragedy.” Again, I say, drive at some crazy rate of speed, death is an inevitability, not a tragedy. Running over a kid on a big wheel on the way to your self induced death - thatis a tragedy.


8 posted on 07/16/2013 9:18:00 PM PDT by rey
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To: SeekAndFind

31 years old and he plays a high school student on TV?


9 posted on 07/16/2013 9:18:46 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: SeekAndFind

Good Riddance!


10 posted on 07/16/2013 9:21:24 PM PDT by sagar
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To: SeekAndFind

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

Not an accident. It was his choice to screw himself up like that.


11 posted on 07/16/2013 9:25:20 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I need to change my tagline.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A 31-year-old who has been through rehab who dies of a heroin/alcohol overdose is not “tragic”. Sad. But not tragic. He brought it on himself. Let’s save “tragedy” for things that actually fit the description.


12 posted on 07/16/2013 9:27:46 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SeekAndFind
***“There was evidence in the room that was consistent with a drug overdose. We’re not providing exactly what we found at the scene.”***

From what I've heard about herion overdosing it ain't pretty. You need an iron stomach to view the body.

13 posted on 07/16/2013 9:39:42 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Why do we as parents allow our kids to watch this junk on tv and absorb this crap that is published. We supply the money and devices to allow our kids to see it...We have our Grandkids visiting and we just took away their online mobile devices..and are now control their access..that and to the tv. We were shocked by what we found on their facebook...we are instructing their parents in dealing with the problem..if they value their inheritence. Enough is enough..


14 posted on 07/16/2013 9:40:57 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Oldexpat

bump


15 posted on 07/16/2013 9:41:47 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like he was stoned out of his gourd when the pic was taken

16 posted on 07/16/2013 9:50:20 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Guess Glee lost it’s glow.


17 posted on 07/16/2013 9:58:48 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: SeekAndFind

Tried to fill the God sized hole with drugs. Sad.


18 posted on 07/16/2013 10:04:09 PM PDT by vpintheak (We are the the God blessed chosen few! Be thankful for it!)
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To: SeekAndFind

There are 99% of us out here who have little or no talent by comparison who manage to thrive with out drugs. I am sad for his family but all above considered, not so much for him. He blew it.


19 posted on 07/16/2013 10:04:43 PM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: sagar

post of the day

NOT


20 posted on 07/17/2013 4:53:18 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: ari-freedom

Suicide is not a “tragic accident”.


21 posted on 07/17/2013 5:06:09 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: rey

Tragedy and inevitablity are not mutually exclusive.

Is the death of those teens a tragic situation for the parents of the teens? The parents weren’t driving, and yet their lives have been blown apart.


22 posted on 07/17/2013 7:14:14 AM PDT by dmz
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To: SeekAndFind

"Do I even need to say it?"

23 posted on 07/17/2013 7:14:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rey

The way I see it, he died doing what he loved best, getting high.


24 posted on 07/17/2013 7:15:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oldexpat

we are instructing their parents in dealing with the problem..if they value their inheritence. Enough is enough.

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Nothing says you have lost influence more than having to threaten your adult children with the potential loss of their inheritance if they don’t behave in the way you choose.

Of course, it’s your money and you absolutely should do with it what you believe best.


25 posted on 07/17/2013 7:48:27 AM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz

“Tragedy and inevitablity are not mutually exclusive.

Is the death of those teens a tragic situation for the parents of the teens? The parents weren’t driving, and yet their lives have been blown apart.”

You shall reap that which you sow. Yes, despite the best upbringing people still do stupid things, but quite often, people that do really stupid things can reflect on poor upbringing, bad parenting, poor education, bad character development, bad associations.

Sure, it is a sad event for the parents, but what is tragic is they didn’t do a better job of rearing their kids. If my kid did something as stupid as drinking and driving and killing himself and someone else, my thoughts would NOT be oh my poor son or what a tragedy my son suffered. No. I would recognize the tragedy or near tragedy he caused.

Were Hitler’s parents still alive at the time of his death would your thoughts be about their loss?


26 posted on 07/17/2013 2:12:49 PM PDT by rey
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m a total gleek and I’m still sad about his death. As a longtime friend of Bill W’s, I’ve seen many deaths and after awhile I became hardened by it. But, it’s still sad to see young lives full of potential extinguished by drugs and alcohol. RIP, Cory. You will be missed.


27 posted on 07/17/2013 9:39:24 PM PDT by peggybac (My boss I respect, my father I revered. Chris Rock, Mr. Obama is NOT my boss or my father.)
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To: rey

Were Hitler’s parents still alive at the time of his death would your thoughts be about their loss?

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The kid who was in the passenger seat of this car full of kids you’ve spoken about is somehow comparable to Adolph Hitler?

Just a bizarre place to take this discussion.


28 posted on 07/18/2013 12:38:50 PM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz

The point is, they acted irresponsibly, all of the people in the car, every last one of them. Their deaths were inevitable, and you say poor mom and dad, suggesting that we should always feel for the parents. I say perhaps if mom and dad did a better job, none of this would have happened. Four teens, all drunk off their butts at some incredibly ridiculous rate of speed, on a very hilly 25mph road, not a tragedy. It was self induced death and damn fortunate they didn’t take an innocent person with them.


29 posted on 07/18/2013 10:05:28 PM PDT by rey
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To: rey

Actually what I said to start all of this off was that tragedy and inevitability are not mutually exclusive.

It was a tragic event for the parents (whose children, btw, are nothing like hitler and it is ridiculous for you to have made the absurd comparison).

You further compound the absurdity by blaming the parents, for not having done a good enough job raising their kids. Completely absurd, as you have no earthly idea how they were raised.

I am quite sure that a significant percentage of us, freepers extraordinaire, did some incredibly stupid things as kids and young adults, completely at odds with the way we were raised. I know I sure did. That is not the parent’s fault. And your blaming them (how else could you possibly mean “if mom and dad did a better job, none of this would have happened”) demonstrates a deeply flawed view of parenting.

For the record, I have 3 kids (21, 28 and 30), so have a bit of experience in the matter.


30 posted on 07/19/2013 1:49:18 PM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz

By the way, I appreciate your cordiality.

It wasn’t absurd. You made it sound like the loss of every child is a tragedy. Perhaps for the parent. Perhaps the sense of tragedy for the parent is they might have done better. I used the Hitler Mom and Pop as an extreme example. Everytime some one dies someone say “The poor parents.” I’m certain no one said that when Adolph offed himself. I’m rather certain no one felt sorry for Chuckie Manson’s folks either (Thought I have to admit, I am very curious what the parents of really bad people are like)

This “Glee” guy was obviously a piece of work, as are many in Hollywood. Sorry, not a loss, don’t give a hoot. 90 percent of these self destructive people have some sort of defect that is nurtured in their rearing.

For example, the article that keeps coming up on Freep about the 6 year old transgender kid. When he, she, it does what ever stupid thing and kills itself, I think we can say Mom and Dad (if that is the case) came up wanting.

What I will concede is that no matter how screwed up our rearing,or how much government schools tweek us, ultimately we are responsible for ourselves and our actions.

By the way, last time I checked 21, 28, and 30 aren’t kids. Now I’m pulling your leg :)

Thanks


31 posted on 07/19/2013 6:02:20 PM PDT by rey
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