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.