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Coroner: Cory Monteith died of heroin-alcohol mix

The British Columbia Coroners Service said Wednesday investigators found a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle in the hotel room where Glee actor Cory Monteith was found dead in July.

The coroner’s final report issued Wednesday, confirmed initial findings that Monteith died from using intravenous heroin combined with alcohol.

The 31-year-old Canadian-born actor was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room July 13.

Monteith had checked into the hotel on July 6 and when he didn’t check out as expected on July 13, hotel staff entered his room and found him unresponsive on the floor. Two empty bottles of champagne were also found in the room.

The investigation said Monteith had a history of illicit drug use with intermittent periods of rehabilitation and of abstinence from drugs. It said when people who have refrained from using opioids such as heroin for a while, their tolerance for the drug decreases.
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'Glee' actress Heather Morris welcomes baby boy

It’s a bundle of glee for Heather Morris. The actress and her boyfriend, Taylor Hubbell, welcomed their first child, son Elijah, this past weekend.

Adam Hubbell, brother of Taylor, shared a photo of Elijah on his Instagram account on Saturday to share the good news, with the caption: “The newest Mr. Hubbell #sayuncle”
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David Frost, U.K. journalist who conducted Nixon interviews, dies at 74

Veteran British journalist and broadcaster David Frost, who won fame around the world for his TV interviews with former President Richard Nixon, has died, his family told the BBC. He was 74.

Frost died of a suspected heart attack on Saturday night aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, where he was due to give a speech, the family said. The cruise company Cunard said its vessel left the English port of Southampton on Saturday for a 10-day cruise in the Mediterranean.

Known both for an amiable personality and incisive interviews with leading public figures, Frost’s career in television news and entertainment spanned almost half a century. He was the only person to have interviewed all six British prime ministers serving between 1964 and 2007 and the seven U.S. presidents in office between 1969 and 2008. Outside world affairs, his roster ranged from Orson Welles to Muhammad Ali to Clint Eastwood. READ FULL STORY

Retired CBS newsman Bruce Dunning dies at 73

CBS News says longtime foreign correspondent Bruce Dunning has died.

CBS said in a release that the retired newsman died Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City from injuries suffered in a fall. He was 73.

In 1975, Dunning captured part of the chaotic end to the Vietnam War. He reported on the last evacuation flight out of Da Nang and the scramble to get aboard as the city fell to North Vietnamese troops.

Dunning spent most of his 35-year career at CBS News reporting from Asia, opening the network’s Beijing bureau in 1981 and serving as the Tokyo-based Asia bureau chief. He later covered Latin America and the Caribbean for CBS.

CBS says the New Jersey native’s survivors include his partner, artist Tetsunori Kawana, and a brother.

Lee Thompson Young, former Disney Channel star, found dead

Lee Thompson Young was found dead in his Los Angeles home Monday, according to People.

The 29-year-old actor, who played the title character in Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson, had been appearing as Detective Barry Frost in the TNT series Rizzoli & Isles since 2010.

“Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young,” read a statement from TNT, Warner Bros., and executive producer Janet Tamaro. “We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. He was truly a member of our family. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on- and offscreen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to his family, to his friends and, most especially, to his beloved mother.”

Officials believe Young died from a possible suicide, as he was found in his Los Angeles home with apparent self-inflicted gunshot wounds, according to TMZ.

Young also starred in the Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson from 1998 to 2001.

“Nothing any of us can say will adequately express our sadness over Lee’s untimely passing — our thoughts are with his loved ones and the many fans of his work,” said a spokesperson for the Disney Channel.

John Palmer, NBC News correspondent, dies at 77

Longtime NBC News correspondent John Palmer has died at the age of 77 after a brief illness, the network has confirmed. Palmer started working at NBC in 1962 and reported for the network in various capacities over the next four decades, serving as the White House correspondent during the administrations of Presidents Carter and Reagan and as news anchor for Today in the ’80s. He retired in 2002. In a statement released by the network, NBC describes Palmer as “a brilliant, brave, and tireless journalist who guided viewers through many of the most significant events of the past half-century — from the early days of the civil rights movement through the tragedy of 9/11.”

British comedian and film director Mel Smith dies at age 60

British comedian and film director Mel Smith has died at the age of 60, according to the BBC. Smith was a cast member of the groundbreaking U.K. sketch show Not the Nine O’Clock News, alongside Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, and Griff Rhys Jones, with whom Smith formed a long-lasting comedy partnership. In addition to his onscreen performances—which also included small roles in The Princess Bride and National Lampoon’s European Vacation—Smith directed several films, notably 1989′s Richard Curtis-penned The Tall Guy and 1997′s Bean, a showcase for Atkinson’s titular bumbler.

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Cory Monteith's cause of death revealed

Glee star Cory Monteith died of a “mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol,” according to an autopsy report conducted by the British Columbia coroner’s office.

“There is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith’s death was anything other than a most tragic accident,” the coroner’s office said in a statement Tuesday.

Monteith died in Vancouver Saturday at age 31. In April, Monteith checked himself into a rehab facility for substance addiction. After finishing a 30-day stint, he made his first post-rehab appearance at the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball charity event with girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele last month.

'Glee' star Cory Monteith dead at 31

Vancouver police have confirmed that Glee actor Cory Monteith was found dead at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel shortly after noon on Saturday. He was 31 years old. Police say the cause of death was not apparent upon initial examination, though there did not appear to be any foul play.

“At this point, we do not have a great deal of information as to cause of death except to reiterate…that there are no indications of foul play,” a Vancouver police spokesperson said during a press conference late Saturday night. Monteith’s family was notified Saturday night before the conference.

Police did not have information about whether Montieth was in Vancouver with any Glee castmates but confirmed they have talked to the people he was out with Friday night. The actor — who was born in Calgary, Alberta, and raised in Victoria, British Columbia — checked into the Fairmont on July 6 and was expected to check out Saturday. He reportedly returned to his room alone early Saturday morning, but when he didn’t check out as planned, hotel staff discovered his body.

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Jimmy Kimmel weds co-head writer Molly McNearney

Comedian and late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel, 45, married Molly McNearney, 35, the co-head writer of Jimmy Kimmel Live, on Saturday, Kimmel’s rep confirms to EW. The couple’s ceremony in Ojai, Calif. was attended by stars like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Howard Stern, and Emily Blunt, according to People. This is the second marriage for Kimmel, who has two children from his first wife and famously dated comedian Sarah Silverman for seven years.

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