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Cory Monteith's Drug Addiction Was Accompanied By His Struggle With Fame

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Fame can be a drug in itself.

And according to friends of the late Cory Monteith, he never quite adjusted to the glittering claws of Hollywood.

While we now know his cause of death to be a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol, sources reveal how the burden of fame could have possibly encouraged his relapses:

"Fame was hard for him. It was something he knew he deserved but somehow he never quite knew how to handle. They [the cast of Glee] worked hard and partied hard. These aren't high school kids. They are adults who enjoyed the perks of fame."

But Cory never let his addiction affect his work ethic. Though signs were becoming clear that he needed help back in March, one source insists:

"I never saw him come to work late, lose his temper, not know his line or argue with crew and castmates."

Not only that, but Cory was always so sweet to everyone he encountered. Though his battle was long and hard and full of struggle, he emitted more positivity than most of Tinsel Town.

And for that — his commitment to kindness and making a positive impact — we will always remember him as one of the brightest.

We hope you have the peace you so deserve now, sweet Cory.

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5 comments to “Cory Monteith's Drug Addiction Was Accompanied By His Struggle With Fame”

  1. 1

    Bullshit….im tired of hearing excuses that celebs have relapses was caused by his or hers not coping with all the glitter of hollywood fame! its more like hes an addict and needed more time in rehab. bottom line is…people with substance problems really have "the Want" to really quit….

  2. 2

    Fame did not cause this at all. He was an addict most of his life….which is so sad. Once an addict always an addict. He needed help and in situations like these, unless and until the addict wants to stay clean, its not going to happen. I hope he finds peace…RIP.

  3. 3

    He has my respect for his honesty about his addiction. He never hide it and probably helped someone. I wish he had a different life.

  4. 4

    I know that he did struggle with his fame and felt like he was undeserving of it. He expressed this to me when I met him. Although, I agree with everyone else. His fame did not cause his addiction.

  5. Addiction Myth says – reply to this


    He's another victim of the treatment industry. The 'cure' for drug addiction requires that you first admit you are powerless over drugs. Then, you have to choose a god and pray to it to remove the cravings to use again. Only problem is, this process can take years (generally through middle age), and in the mean time you are powerless to the cravings which can strike at any time.

    AA/NA and the 12 Step programs can take credit for another victim. They don't cure addiction. For a suggestible person like an actor, they actually create it, and it can be deadly.