Cory Monteith’s death took me by surprise, so much so that I was pretty much shocked and I am having a difficult time getting it out of my head. There has been something that has been haunting me since Sunday morning when I woke to the news that Cory Monteith had died. I am deeply saddened by his death. I thought it was because he was so young and in the prime of his life but then I realized that it was something more. From the moment I heard of his death, knowing his history and that he has gone through substance abuse recovery, I feared the worst; a relapse. Unfortunately, I was right. Today the coroner report confirmed my fears, Cory Monteith died of a lethal overdose of alcohol and heroin.