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Cory Monteith’s tragic death 8 years ago and how he bravely battled demons until the end

It’s been practically eight years since Glee star Cory Monteith’s death and at the moment ought to have been the tragic actor’s thirty ninth birthday.

Best identified for enjoying Finn Hudson in the hit present, the Canadian-born actor left a haunting legacy when he was discovered useless in a lodge room aged simply 31, after taking a deadly mixture of heroin and alcohol.

Ooff-screen, the star who shot to fame on the American musical comedy-drama had battled substance misuse since his early teenagers and left faculty at simply 16.

After he was kicked out of dozens of colleges his household intervened at 19 and a stint in rehab his performing career kicked off and numerous minor film roles adopted.



Cory Monteith as Finn on Glee

He landed the dream function in the Fox sequence by likelihood after in his personal phrases ‘ a cheesy ‘80s music video-style version of REO Speedwagon’s Can’t Fight This Feeling in 2009.

The present was an in a single day success and turned him into a worldwide star and a teen icon.

Following his function on Glee, Corey’s movie work included the film Monte Carlo and a starring function in Sisters & Brothers.

But behind closed doorways Cory was battling his demons and regardless of a three-month stint in rehab simply months earlier than his death he continued to wrestle.



Cory, right, appearing on the final episode of Glee alongside co-stars Harry Shum Jr and Naya Rivera, who has since also died
Cory, proper, showing on the ultimate episode of Glee alongside co-stars Harry Shum Jr and Naya Rivera, who has since additionally died

Tragically he was discovered useless in a lodge room in Canada on July 13, 2013 by employees at Vancouver’s luxurious Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel after he failed to take a look at of his room on the twenty first ground.

Cops mentioned the 31-year-old had been out with pals the night time earlier than.

At the time police Constable Brian Montague mentioned: “There was evidence in the room that was consistent of an drug overdose.”
Cory’s official explanation for death is listed as “mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol”.



Cory Monteith Glee
Cory along with his on and off-screen girlfriend Lea Michele

When he died he left behind his girlfriend, and Glee co-star Lea Michele.

Lea instructed Us Weekly at the time: “I only have happy memories of Cory. He was not his addiction — unfortunately, it won.

“But that wasn’t who he was. Cory made me feel like a queen every day. From the minute he said, ‘I’m your boyfriend,’ I loved every day, and I thank him for being the best boyfriend and making me feel so beautiful.”

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