Lea Michele has released a heartfelt statement after the results of boyfriend Cory Monteith's autopsy were revealed
Lea Michele has released a statement thanking fans for their ‘love and support,’ just hours after the cause of boyfriend Cory Monteith’s tragic death was revealed.
Autopsy reports from the British Colombia Coroners Service in Canada have confirmed Cory Monteith died from an overdose of alcohol and heroin in his hotel room in Vancouver on Saturday.
A rep for the Glee star said Lea Michele has been ‘grieving alongside’ Cory Monteith’s family, and is now ‘making appropriate arrangements’ with them.
In the statement, Lea said she is ‘deeply grateful’ for support she has received from friends and fans, but asked that the media continue to respect her privacy.
‘Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she’s received from family, friends and fans. Since Cory’s passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them,’ the statement read.
‘They are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together. We continue to ask the media to respect the privacy of Lea and Cory’s family.’
Yesterday, a coroner’s report confirmed Cory Monteith died from ‘a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol.’
The star was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday.
His rep said in a statement: ‘We are saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning his tragic loss.’
A spokesperson for Lea Michele added: ‘We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating time.’
Ahead of the autopsy results, Cory Monteith’s cousin Richard gave a cryptic interview on Global BC TV in Canada, asking fans not to ‘judge’ the deceased star.
‘Please don’t judge on what is gonna be coming out,’ he said. ‘Glass half full. All the good things that he’s done. There’s more things on that side to focus on.’
Earlier this year and before his re-admission to rehab, Cory Monteith opened up on his former struggle with drugs.
‘I did anything and everything – as much as possible. I had a serious problem. I was out of control. I am lucky to be alive,’ he said in an interview.
Our thoughts are with Lea Michele and Cory Monteith’s families.
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