Monteith post-mortem done
But results can't be released sooner, say coroners

GONE TOO SOON. The 'Glee' star's death has drawn an outpouring of sympathy

MANILA, Philippines – Autopsy and toxicology tests have been completed on the body of “Glee” star Cory Monteith, reports CBC News.

Monteith, 31, was found dead at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver on July 13 (July 14 MNL).

According to Barbara McLintock of B.C. Coroners Service, results are not expected to be released for “several days,” but steps can be taken to expedite the process.

“We might try and do some queue jumping to see if we can get them a little earlier, simply because we recognize this is a case with huge amount of public interest,” she explained.

McLintock made the assurance that speeding up the process will not affect the integrity of the investigation.

READ: Monteith’s death shocks netizens

In an initial investigation, authorities have ruled out the possibility of foul play.

Video records from the hotel show that the “Glee” star was with a group of people the night before his death. But he returned to his room by himself and was alone when he died.

READ: The best of Cory Monteith in ‘Glee’

Monteith’s friends, roommates and bandmates, together with some managers of MGM Studios, gathered at his Hollywood Hills home on the night of his death, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Fans had also gathered outside the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, setting up an improvised memorial where they left notes and flowers, reports CBC News. A candlelight vigil has been scheduled for Friday, July 19. –


Cory Monteith photo by s_buckley from Shutterstock

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