Glee: Cory Monteith’s passing not down to illegal drug use, according to Vancouver Police


Vancouver Police have ruled out illicit drug use as the case of Cory Monteith’s passing on Saturday afternoon!

The star, who was widely known due to his role on Glee as Finn Hudson passed away in his hotel room on Saturday morning, however, the cause of death is not yet know.

According to Vancouver Police’s Sgt. Randy Fincham, there is nothing yet to indicate the actor’s untimely death is down to illegal drug use.

As we reported yesterday, Monteith’s autopsy took place yesterday (15 July) and the results have been fast-tracked due to “intense public interest”.

The results of Monteith’s autopsy will be released in “two or three days”.

Monteith was found dead in his hotel room on Saturday afternoon after cleaning staff went to check on him as he had not checked out of his room on time.

Cory was not staying alone in his room, but, according to video footage and key fob data Monteith returned to his room in the early hours of Saturday morning, which is when it is thought Monteith passed away. Vancouver police state that he had been dead for several hours before being found on Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Cory’s cousin Richard Monteith, has pleaded with the public to focus on Monteith’s positives, rather than his well-documented substance abuse.

Richard told Global BC TV on Monday: “Please don’t judge on what is gonna be coming out,

“Glass half full. All the good things that he’s done. There’s more things on that side to focus on.

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“Cory was beautifully genuine. He would do anything for anyone. Give you the shirt off his back.”

The grieving cousin went on to reveal how Cory’s death came as a huge shock to him:

“I didn’t see it coming. As guys, we didn’t really talk too much about problems.

“But for me, anyways, that’s not the focus. People are gonna focus on this last chapter as a bad thing. Don’t use the last chapter do judge someone’s life … Because his life is full of beautiful stories and failures and successes.

“It doesn’t matter about his problems. It matters about the lives he changed. It matters that he was genuine”.


The results of Monteith’s autopsy are expected before the week’s end.

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