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Cory Monteith died of heroin, alcohol overdose

July 16, 2013 at 9:21 PM   |   Comments

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 16 (UPI) -- Canadian actor and singer Cory Monteith died at the age of 31 from a mixture of heroin and alcohol, an autopsy and toxicology tests indicate.

The "Glee" star's body was found in a Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room Saturday afternoon. The actor had a history of substance abuse and had been to rehab several times.

"At this point there is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith's death was anything other than a most-tragic accident," the British Columbia Coroners Service said in a statement Tuesday.

"Mr. Monteith's family has been made aware of the circumstances surrounding the death," the statement said. "On behalf of family members, the B.C. Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time."

"There was evidence in the room that was consistent with a drug overdose," police spokesman Constable Brian Montague told People.com, without providing details.

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