Cory Monteith’s final video, showing the actor warning his young fans to “stay out of trouble”, has surfaced.
Cory Monteith was filmed just days before his tragic death from drug and alcohol use.
In the video, the 31-year-old takes the tone of an older brother: “Hi Malorie, I’m Cory – I’m Sheila’s friend.
“I just wanted to record this video for you guys to let you know to stay out of trouble and stay in school.”
The clip was filmed on July 6 as Cory Monteith was onboard a flight to his hometown of Vancouver, where he checked into the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.
It was there his body was found just seven days later.
A fan of the actor’s hit show Glee posted the clip online.
According to Global News, Cory Monteith was approached by Sheila, a flight attendant, for a memento for her boyfriend’s daughter Mallory.
Despite his warning “to stay out of trouble”, initial investigations indicate that a combination of heroin and alcohol lead to the young actor’s death.
After spending time with friends and family in Vancouver, Cory Monteith’s body was found in his room on the 21st floor of the hotel.
The British Columbia Coroners Service revealed the autopsy results on Tuesday, adding that the investigation into his death is continuing, and that no further details were available at this time.
It was noted that at this stage there is still no evidence to suggest that Cory Monteith’s death was “anything other than a most-tragic accident”.
But Police Constable Brian Montague later revealed: “There was evidence in the room that was consistent of a drug overdose,” adding that he wouldn’t “go into specifics”.
Cory Monteith cause of death has come as a shock to some after it was initially reported that police did not believe drugs to have been involved, but Brian Montague explained they need to err on the side of caution.
“It was the opinion of the investigators that it was a drug overdose, but we didn’t want to speculate,” he said.
“The last thing we would want to do is speculate a drug overdose and then have that not be the case.”