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"Glee" star Cory Monteith's death due to heroin, alcohol ruled accidental

By Wynn Westmoreland, CNN
October 3, 2013 -- Updated 1039 GMT (1839 HKT)
Cory Monteith was <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/14/showbiz/glee-star-dead/index.html'>found dead in a Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room</a> on Saturday, July 13. The actor, who played heartthrob Finn Hudson on "Glee," was 31 years old. His death was ruled an accident, the coroner's office announced Wednesday, October 2. The findings concluded that Monteith "died of mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol." Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room on Saturday, July 13. The actor, who played heartthrob Finn Hudson on "Glee," was 31 years old. His death was ruled an accident, the coroner's office announced Wednesday, October 2. The findings concluded that Monteith "died of mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol."
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(CNN) -- Actor Cory Monteith's death has been ruled an accident by the British Columbia Coroners Service, the office announced Wednesday.

Monteith's 'Glee' character will die

Monteith, 31, was best known for his role as Finn Hudson on TV's "Glee." He was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on July 13, 2013.

Coroner Claire Thompson concluded that Monteith "died of mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol," the news release said. The report also confirmed that Monteith had a history of drug use and rehabilitation attempts.

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