Cory Monteith star of Glee dies of heroin and alcohol overdose
The Coroner reports the Glee star Cory Monteith died of a seemingly accidental overdose of heroin and alcohol. Reports indicate the 31-year-old star was found dead in his hotel in the early morning hours on Saturday. Vancouver police have stated that he died alone in his room, and there was evidence in the room which was consistent with a drug overdose. The British Columbia Coroners Service confirmed the death was the result of mixed-drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol.
All evidence, however, points to an accidental death. The Coroners Service claims that there was no evidence that this was a deliberate attempt to end his life but rather simply a sad and tragic event. The Coroners Service has indicated they will not disclose details about what they have found in Monteiths room.
Who was Cory Monteith?
Cory Monteith has been one of the leading actors on the musical-comedy series Glee and was publicly known to struggle with substance abuse issues. According to reports, Monteith had recently checked into a rehab facility for treatment for drug addiction. This was the second time Monteith had been treated for drug addiction. He also received treatment when he was nineteen years old.
Not only is Monteiths family grieving his death but is on and off screen girlfriend, Lea Michele, who is also a star of the hit television series, is also saddened by the death. Representatives of Michele issued a statement which indicate she is working with the family to help make arrangements for his funeral and is grieving with the family as they try to understand this devastating loss.
Glee is set to air its fifth season beginning this fall on Fox. It has won a Golden Globe, Emmy and Peabody awards. Monteiths death will be a major blow to the show where he was set to continue his role as Finn Hudson. Fox has yet to comment about how the death of Monteith will be dealt with on the show.
Stars who died prematurely from drug or alcohol abuse
Mixing alcohol and illegal drugs can produce an unpredictable and fatal response, and many deaths due to such circumstances may have been preventable. There are a variety of other stars who have died much too soon from drug or alcohol overdose. Some of the most famous names who have died within the last twenty years includ Amy Winehouse, Anna Nicole Smith, Chris Farley, Heath Ledger, Howie Epstein, John Belushi, Margeaux Hemingway, and Michael Jackson.
Hiring a DUI lawyer
If you have consumed drugs or alcohol, operated a vehicle and been arrested for driving under the influence it is time to talk to a DUI lawyer. Driving while under the influence of drugs can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. There are severe penalties and fines for all DUI charges. Do not try to fight a DUI on your own.