While an initial report suggested that former Glee Star Cory Monteith died of a mix of heroin use and alcohol, there have been new details revealed from the British Colombia coroner’s office. The report went into finer detail into the condition of Monteith’s hotel room including its contents as well as an explanation as to why this bout of substance abuse lead to Monteith eventually passing away. The full report can be read here.
One of the important things about the report suggested that Monteith had multiple rehab stints and that when someone is off of the substance they are using for a long enough time, after the withdrawal symptoms wear off, the body’s tolerance becomes much weaker. Monteith had been trying repeatedly to overcome his addiction but unfortunately his last bout with it was in fact his last.
According to NBC, Monteith was honored at the Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22. “Glee” cast member Jane Lynch shared memories of the actor.
“Corey was a beautiful soul,” Lynch said. “He was not perfect, which many of us here tonight can relate to. His death is a tragic reminder of the rapacious, senseless destruction that is brought on by addiction.” Monteith will surely be missed.