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Cory attended AA days before drug death

2013-07-17 08:17
 
Vancouver - Cory Monteith attended several Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in the days before his death.

The late Glee star, 31, who voluntarily checked into rehab for the second time in March for a month to battle his drug addiction, checked in to the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver, Canada, on 6 July, and sought support to help him maintain his sobriety shortly before his death on Saturday.

A source close to the actor told gossip website RadarOnline.com: ''Cory went to AA meetings when he got to Vancouver with some friends of his and mine. They have attended AA meetings in the past together."

The insider also insisted that despite being spotted out with friends at the Portside bar in the hours before his death, Cory was not drinking.

Rewrite Glee story

Meanwhile, Glee producers are reportedly scrambling to figure out how to move forward following their leading star's sudden death.

The new series was set to start shooting next month and executives have scheduled a number of meetings to discuss story lines without Cory's character, Finn Hudson, according to Foxnews.com.

The Canadian actor's girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele, 26, is said to be “absolutely inconsolable”.

Cause of death revealed

Canadian coroners revealed that Cory died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

At a briefing on Tuesday afternoon, police said they believe Monteith had been dead for several hours before he was found.

They said the coroner's report didn't indicate the levels of heroin or alcohol in his system. They ruled out foul play.

"Our belief is that when he took the heroin he was alone," said Vancouver Police Department spokesperson Brian Montague.

He added: "There was evidence in the room that was consistent with a drug overdose. We're not providing exactly what we found at the scene."

Monteith's death recalled the lives of Heath Ledger, Corey Haim and River Phoenix - actors who battled substance abuse and died in their 20s and 30s.

- BangShowBiz

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