Cory Monteith's Death Blamed on Heroin-Alcohol Mix

Coroner found "Glee" star died of mixed drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol.
1:22 | 07/16/13

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Now we have the late news about the star of "glee," cory monteith, proving what a lot of people feared, that even as he was singing high school songs, he was struggling. The autopsy report just in tonight says heroin and alcohol his life. Neal karlinsky back on the story for us again. Reporter: Tonight the investigation into the untiekly death of cory monteith has the ending friends feared. The coroner 2kr78d that the 31-year-old died of a mix of toxicity involving heroin and alcohol, the two mixed together can slow a person's breathing to the point that it kills them. There is nothing, no evidence to suggest this anything other than the most sad and tragic accident. Reporter: Monteith, the actor who played the all american kid when just completed a stint in reh rehab. He made no secret of his troubled childhood which was filled with drugs and alcohol. Were alcohol and drugs ever a problem? Absolutely. How old were you? I was about 12 actually. ♪ I'm forever yours ♪ Reporter: The young man who overcame so much to become a beloved star died alone in his hotel room from the same addictions he fought to overcome his entire life. Abc news, neal karlinsky

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