New Video Surfaces of Cory Monteith
A haunting video from Cory Monteith's last days has surfaced, and his tragic story is shining a spotlight on the rising epidemic of heroin addiction. INSIDE EDITION has the details.
What is believed to be the last video ever shot of Cory Monteith has emerged. It was shot on a flight from Japan to Vancouver, British Columbia, by a flight attendant named Sheila who told Monteith that her boyfriend's daughter was a big fan of Glee.
"Mia, Mallory, hey, I'm Cory. I'm Sheila's friend and I wanted to record this video for you guys just to let you know that, stay out of trouble and stay in school," Monteith stated in the video.
Monteith's body was found in his Vancouver hotel room a few days later, dead from a lethal mix of alcohol and heroin.
Meanwhile, Glee star Jane Lynch appeared on The Tonight Show, speaking for the first time about the tragic death of co-star Cory Monteith.
"Cory's one of the biggest hearts. He was a real bright light," Lynch said.
Lynch fought back tears as she paid tribute to her friend. At one point, Jay Leno asked Lynch how she'd like people to remember her late co-star.
"He once flew on his own nickel to meet a sick kid whose last wish was to meet him. I mean, that's the kind of guy he was. He was just a real giver," Lynch tearfully said.
Monteith was on everyone's minds at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles where stars like Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas are still stunned by his tragic death. Gabby presented an award with Monteith at the Kid's Choice Awards just four months ago.
"I couldn't believe it. I'm really sad, but my prayers and thoughts definitely go out to his loved ones," Douglas commented.
Monteith's death has put the spotlight on the new wave of heroin addicts in America, and they don't look like strung-out junkies.
INSIDE EDITION spoke to Addictive Behavior Psychologist Dr. Harris Stratyner who said, "Cory Monteith is the face of today's heroin user. A thirty-something white male from the suburbs, very talented, very popular, could be an Ivy League student."
Heroin use in the United States is growing at an alarming rate. More than 350,000 Americans are believed to be addicted to heroin, double from the last decade. So, why are these seemingly clean-cut young people turning to such a dangerous and addictive drug?
"Heroin is cheap, it's available, you can use it nasally, and it mellows your head." Dr. Stratyner said.
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