Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Coroner: Cory Monteith Only Died of Regular Heroin Overdose, Nothing Special

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I am trying to understand the latest release from the British Columbia coroner. This is from the office of Barb McLintock, a woman who hung up on me Tuesday when I tried to ask her a question about Cory Monteith’s heroin addiction. Today McLintok’s office thought it was important to say that there was “no Fentanyl” in Monteith’s autopsy. He just died of an overdose from regular heroin, as if that was better, I guess. The Vancouver sent out a notice yesterday that really strong heroin was suddenly making its way around town. But apparently Cory only had the regular kind. Still, no one’s said who was visiting Monteith in the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel the day he died, and who supplied him with the heroin. His mother decided to cremate his body rather quickly rather than have a funeral for friends. She also, according to TMZ, refused to let Cory’s dad see him. Now everyone will head to probate court, where the real action will take place.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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