Cory Monteith died as a result of “a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol”.
CNN reports in a statement released Tuesday – the British Columbia Coroners Service said, “At this point there is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith’s death was anything other than a most-tragic accident. Mr. Monteith’s family has been made aware of the circumstances surrounding the death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.”
They added that no further details were available pending a full investigation.
According to People, he and his manager dined on Thursday night with Maureen Webb, the co-founder of Project Limelight Society, who said the actor “looked so good, so healthy.”
On Friday night Monteith and three unidentified people left his room at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel with the actor returning alone at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday. A hotel staff person found his body shortly after noon when he didn’t check out.
Adam Shankman – who directed an episode for each of the past three seasons – told CNN’s Poppy Harlow that he had talked to Monteith on Saturday morning. The actor said he wanted to come down to California to Jet Ski.
Shankman described Monteith as the glue of “Glee.” He was always welcoming, whether it was to a guest director or a new cast member, Shankman shared.
Mentioning girlfriend Lea Michele – he shared that he was madly in love with her and added, “He felt like it had renewed his spirit.”