"Glee" actor died of heroin, alcohol combo
Autopsy results released Tuesday (7/16) by the British Columbia Coroner showed that "Glee" star Cory Monteith succumbed to a "mixed drug toxicity," the result of combining heroin and alcohol in the hours before his death.
The coroner reiterated that nothing points to anything more than a tragic, self-induced accident in the 31-year-old actor's death.
Monteith was discovered deceased in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver around noon on Saturday by hotel staff after failing to check out from his room. He'd been at the hotel since July 6th.
The Canadian-born actor had been in rehab for substance abuse as recently as April, but has since made public appearances with his girlfriend and "Glee" co-star Lea Michele.
Cast-members and producers have reported that Monteith seemed to be in good spirits, and had an upbeat phone conversation with one of the show's producers just hours before his death.