Coroner: Actor Cory Monteith died from overdose involving alcohol and heroin

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - A coroner says `Glee' actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

The British Columbia coroner's office says in a statement Tuesday that "there is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith's death was anything other than a most tragic accident."

The 31-year-old was found inside a Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel on Saturday afternoon after he failed to check out following a week-long stay.

Police have ruled out foul play due to surveillance videos that show Monteith returning to his room alone, early Saturday morning.

The "Glee' star was well-known for playing Finn Hudson on the hit TV show.

His 'Glee' co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele was reportedly deeply saddened upon hearing the news and her reps sent out a statement asking the public for privacy during this devastating time.

Unfortunately, Monteith had issues battling with alcohol and drug abuse in the past.  He quit school at the age of 16.

The actor checked into a rehab facility at 19 and turned his life around.

He began acting, landing minor roles in films such as Final Destination 3, Whisper, and Deck the Halls.  His big break came in 2009 when he bagged the part for Glee.

Monteith's addiction issues resurfaced and he checked into rehab on March 13, 2013.

The star completed his treatment the following month and took to his Twitter.com page to thank fans for their well wishes, writing in a post, "Sending out big love to everyone. Thank you for the continued support! It means the world to me!"

Glee's executive producers, 20th Century Fox and Fox Broadcasting Company, have paid tribute to the star, stating, "We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person.

"He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones."


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