Final Coroner's Report Details Scene of Cory Monteith's Death

Final Coroner's Report Details Scene of Cory Monteith's Death

His passing shocked fans this summer and now details are coming to light on the death of Cory Monteith in a Vancouver hotel.

In a final report from the BC Coroners Service in Victoria, the scene in the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel was described.

Among the contents of the room were drug paraphernalia, “including a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle, along with two empty champagne bottles and glasses.”

At the time of death, the report states that that 31-year-old actor had a moderate blood alcohol level of 0.13, with morphine, codeine, and a metabolite of heroin in his system.

Noting his history of drug use and long periods of abstinence from opioids, the report said that a period of non-use lessens tolerance to the drug”s toxicity.