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It's unsurprising but official: the Cory Monteith autopsy results are in and this actor died from a mixture of heroin and alcohol.

Sources close to the Glee star and the Glee set, meanwhile, say cast members and producers saw the actor headed down a dangerous path.

They knew his drug habit had returned, they knew specifically that heroin was the issue, and they pushed Monteith to enter rehab this spring.

Cory Monteith in a Suit

Those close to the star sat him down for an "open conversation," an insider tells TMZ, and it "wasn't met with resistance."

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An autopsy conducted by medical examiners in Canada shows that Cory Monteith died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol, reports say.

The British Columbia Coroners Service says an autopsy and toxicological analysis show a "mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol" took his life.

The 31-year-old Glee star's body was discovered by staff members at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver, B.C., in the early hours of July 13.

Cory Monteith's death was an absolute shock, but the cause of death is tragically not, given the circumstances, and his ongoing struggle with addiction.

He had completed a stint in rehab earlier this year and recently admitted that he began struggling with drugs and alcohol as a young teenager.

Reports say he had been leading a double life of sorts, staying focused and sober at work while falling back into old habits back in Canada.

R.I.P.

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It's no secret that Cory Monteith struggled with substance abuse.

He talked to Parade Magazine last year about fearing he would die at the age of 19 and he entered rehab in April.

However, sources confirm to TMZ that while the actor may have been dealing with issues in his personal life... they never affected him on the Glee set.

Cory Monteith  on the Red Carpet

The cast of the hit Fox show - most notably girlfriend Lea Michele - were aware of Monteith's demons and went out of their way to ensure he was clean and sober.

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While the entertainment world mourns the death of Cory Monteith, the Westboro Baptist Church has taken this opportunity to spread more messages of hate and intolerance.

WARNING: The following Tweets are especially heinous and revolting.

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"@GLEEonFOX’s Cory Monteith found dead in Vancouver hotel room," the organization wrote yesterday. "STRUCK DOWN BY GOD!”

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Naya Rivera has become the first member of the Glee cast to speak extensively on the tragic death of Cory Monteith.

With Lea Michele having requested privacy in the wake of her boyfriend's sudden passing, and many other stars having taken to Twitter to express shock and remorse, Rivera has now released the following statement:

Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera

"The entire Glee family and I are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Cory was and always will be a part of my own family and a good friend.

"He was a special part of this world and will forever be missed. My heart goes out to Cory's family and Lea and while we are grateful for everyone's well wishes, privacy during this time of grief is greatly appreciated."

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Following the tragic death of Cory Monteith, it may not be important in the grand scheme of things - but it's something Fox will need to consider:

How will Glee Season 5 handle the passing of a central cast member?

Cory Monteith as Finn

It's not unprecedented for programs to deal with the loss of an actor or actress.

The West Wing gave John Spencer's Leo a heart attack. Just last year, Dallas wrote in a funeral for J.R. Ewing after Larry Hagman died.

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Selena Gomez has joined the chorus of stars who are in sad shock at the death of Cory Monteith.

"This hurts," the 20-year old Tweeted yesterday, sharing a photo of her and the late Glee star hugging at the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards.

"I love you Cory," she added. "Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Selena Gomez and Cory Monteith

The same sentiment has been echoed around Hollywood and the rest of the country over the past 24 hours, as news of Monteith's passing started to circulate early Sunday morning.

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The show had to go on for Matthew Morrison last night. But it wasn't easy.

In the wake of castmate Cory Monteith's death, this Glee star performed at the club 54 Below in New York City last night.

"Matt came out before the show started and said, 'We lost a great young man too soon,'" a witness tells Us Weekly. "He said Cory was a beautiful person." Then he told the crowd, "You came out to see a show, I came out to do one, so let's honor Cory with this performance."

He proceeded to choke up while singing a rendition of "What I Did for Love," which Lea Michele covered on the Season 2 premiere.

"He was very emotional on stage," the source adds. "It was difficult for him to get up to perform, but he did not want to disappoint anyone."

Michele, who had been dating Monteith for over a year at the time of his passing, has not spoken out since the tragedy. But her rep asked for privacy during this "devastating time."
 

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With the television and entertainment world reacting in shocked sadness, Lea Michele has spoken out for the first time since Cory Monteith was found dead yesterday in a Vancouver hotel room.

Through her rep, the actress - who was dating her Glee co-star at the time of his passing - said simply:

"We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time."

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Details of Monteith's death are still coming in, but the actor - who checked into rehab at the age of 19 and again just this past April - was reportedly out with friends in Canada on Friday.

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Cory Monteith has passed away.

The 31-year old Glee star - who helped anchor the Fox hit as Finn Hudson since its opening episode - was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room last night, just 10 weeks after leaving rehab.

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“We are deeply saddened by this tragic news," the network said in a statement. "Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones."

As the entertainment world grapples with this shocking news, here is what many stars have said about Monteith over Twitter:

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