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Coroner: Cory Monteith Died of ‘Drug Toxicity’ From Heroin, Champagne

Cory Monteith was shooting heroin and bingeing on champagne the night of his death, according to the final coroner’s report.

The “Glee” actor was  found dead at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in July.

According to the coroner, Monteith’s official cause of death was “mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol.”

Investigators at the scene found drug paraphernalia in Monteith’s room, including “a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle, along with two empty champagne bottles and glasses.”

The coroner’s report added that the actor “had a history of illicit drug use with intermittent periods of rehabilitation and of abstinence from drugs,” suggesting Monteith’s tolerance to heroin may have been lowered following his April stint in rehab for substance abuse.

Monteith, a Vancouver native, recently received a special tribute at the Emmy Awards.

He was 31.

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