Cory Monteith died of heroin overdose, official coroner's report says

Oct. 2, 2013 at 8:06 PM
2 of 2
| License Photo

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- British Columbia's Ministry of Justice issued a final report Wednesday confirming actor Cory Monteith died of an accidental heroin overdose.

The "Glee" star was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room July 13, 20013. He was 31.

Billboard.com quoted the B.C. coroner's report as saying Monteith died of a mixed drug cocktail involving "intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol."

The report also noted investigators on the scene discovered "a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle, along with two empty champagne bottles and glasses" when they entered Monteith's room after he did not check out of the hotel as scheduled.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Steven Tyler to Donald Trump: Stop using 'Dream On' on campaign trail
Raven-Symoné says 'name discrimination was uncalled for' on 'The View'
9 politicians who've been asked to stop using an artist's song
St. Vincent waitresses at Dallas taco restaurant
Wiz Khalifa cited for public urination in Pittsburgh