Charles Shaughnessy's thoughts on Cory Monteith's death
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"RIP Cory. Until we treat alcoholism and other mental health problems as compassionately as we treat cancer, there will be other Corys."
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By Associated Press, Published: July 16 |
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — “Glee” actor Cory Monteith, who had struggled for years with substance abuse and once said he was lucky to be alive, 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. He was 31 years old.
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