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Coroner: 'Glee' actor died of overdose

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Cory Monteith, who shot to fame in the hit TV series "Glee" but was beset by addiction struggles so fierce that he once said he was lucky to be alive, died Saturday from a heroin and alcohol overdose, the Vancouver, British Columbia, coroner said.

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A pedestrian walks past photographs and flowers placed at a memorial for Canadian actor Cory Monteith outside the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. Monteith, 31, was found dead in his room at the hotel on Saturday. The Vancouver coroner says he died from an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

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"Glee" actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia coroner's office said Tuesday. "There is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith's death was anything other than a most tragic accident," the office said in a statement. The 31-year-old was found dead in his Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room on Saturday, after he didn't check out on time. He was believed to be alone when he died.
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    • Cory Monteith, who shot to fame in the hit TV series “Glee” but was beset by addiction struggles so fierce that he once said he was lucky to be alive, died Saturday from a heroin and alcohol overdose, the Vancouver, British Columbia, coroner said.
    •  A pedestrian walks past photographs and flowers placed at a memorial for Canadian actor Cory Monteith outside the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. Monteith, 31, was found dead in his room at the hotel on Saturday. The Vancouver coroner says he died from an overdose of heroin and alcohol.
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