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Cory Monteith Described As Not Your 'Typical Addict' — Learn Why HERE

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Cory Monteith's demise was engineered by an addiction he could never overcome and that is truly heartbreaking, but we must remember the young star was defined by much, much more than just his chemical dependencies.

Everyone who knew the 31-year-old actor speaks fondly of him and most, like Jane Lynch the other night on Leno, cannot help but smile when they remember his great big heart.

The extent of Cory's impact on all of our lives is incalculable which is why so many of his friends are sticking up for him now, ensuring his legacy isn't unnecessarily tarnished by the substances that stole him away.

One confidant recently explained how the Glee star was vastly different than most addicts.

That source said:

"He was not a typical addict where it made him evil. He was the nicest, sweetest guy… He really struggled… That was his life. He was still coming to terms with that."

It's a sad shame drugs and alcohol robbed us all of Cory's talent, but we should remember those addictions never robbed him of his kindness. In many ways, he continued inspiring us all right up until the very end.

He will be missed.

[Image via WENN.]

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28 comments to “Cory Monteith Described As Not Your 'Typical Addict' — Learn Why HERE”

  1. 1

    bs addicts have the addiction just because he wasnt poor enough to have to get evil doesnt mean anything…im not even sure why he was allowed on the show

  2. Have some compassion says – reply to this


    Re: perez posse number 777 – seriously, why do you feel the need to be so negative? Did you know him? Get your head out of your keister, he had substance abuse issues, he wasn't his addiction, it didn't define him. Glee "let him on the show" because he earned his spot. None of us would have ever known that he was a recovering addict if he hadn't admitted it to the world, so give him some credit, he tried to overcome it, which is a lot more than others can say. Rich or poor, not all addicts are evil.

  3. Bill says – reply to this


    So, typical addicts are evil? This is so ignorant! Addiction affects all walks of life, personality types, sexes, races etc… This man seemed like a decent, hardworking, good person, and tragically his addiction cut his life short. May he rest in peace. My heart is with his loved ones.

  4. 4

    heroin addiction is evil doesnt mean hes evil but the drug is evil .. someone on heroin should never of been allowed on the show….heroin addicts die simple .. good guy or no they die

  5. 5

    Re: Bill – I agree, what a horrible thing to say about every other addict. I am almost 6 years clean and I don't consider myself evil. I deeply regret the things I did when I was using, but I don't think I was evil. And I don't think the people that I met in recovery were evil. A lot of us just made horrible decisions and paid for them. It doesn't equate "evil."

  6. AddictionMyth says – reply to this


    He was another victim of 12 Step cults and AA. You must first admit you are powerless, and then you must choose a god and pray to it to remove the cravings to use. Only problem is, this process can take years, and in the meantime you are completely powerless to the drug. For a susceptive person like an actor this belief can be deadly. He recently played the role of a drug addicted prostitute, so he might have convinced himself that he had a fatal disease. And then fiction becomes fact.

  7. kjnksdvjv says – reply to this


    Since when are addicts 'evil'? Addiction is evil, addicts are people. For anyone who has had an addict in their life, it's heartbreaking to watch a DISEASE take a person - doesn't mean that the person is evil for being diseased. Heroin and other drugs are highly addictive - people need to seek help, and many die. I think it's pretty insensitive and backwards for Perez not to acknowledge this and instead paint addicts as bad people instead of calling disease what it is. Shaming addicts, or anyone for that matter, never helps anything or anyone.

  8. Ashish Rathore says – reply to this


    yes its a very good post and everybody wants to knew that.I appreciate this post.

  9. Elle says – reply to this


    Interestingly enough, prescribing heroin could have been what saved him. According to many studies done in Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and this one done at UBC in Vancouver, BC, prescription heroin is by far the superior way to treat addiction (in cases when traditional rehab fails):

    Furthermore, the comment about him not being allowed on the show because of drug addiction is just the kind of attitude I'd expect from someone erroneous to drug addiction and compassion in general.

  10. Slash's Hat says – reply to this



    They are not at fault

    They seem to have been born that way

    They are naturally incapable of grasping and developing a manner of living which DEMANDS RIGOROUS HONESTY.

    Their chances are LESS than average.


  11. 11

    On the last message of him to his fans, the person who knows how an addict can hide but knows how cover it, can see that in it. Sometimes their sleepy and lost eyes, the voice and slow coordinations are some of the signs, like that video. He doesn't look like the typical street heroin addictm of course, Anna Nicole, and others either. But these people, cover their demons giving what they can't have to others, and that's happiness, love, faithful friendship and more the more than they give the better they feel, thats the sad story.

  12. 12

    Such a sad and tragic story. I loved his sweet little smile.

  13. 13

    Most addicts are not evil! Just troubled! Cory was actually typical… this post is so ignorant, Perez.

  14. 14

    Another one killed by the 12-Step religious AA/NA cult Treatment Industry.

  15. 15

    To say a typical addict is evil, is very misleading and inaccurate.

  16. 16

    Re: AddictionMyth – Good for you SG, you are a real success story for drug rehab!!! Not all addicts are evil. Not all addicts have to do horrible things to get their fix. This guy was like any other addict - he made the choices he did because he wanted to, he just happened to have a lot of money to enable him to make choices that were ultimately very public.

  17. 17

    What a moronic statement! Obviously the source is a complete idiot and knows nothing about addicting. There is no such thing as a "typical addict," especially where heroin is concerned. The statement is disgusting and a slap in the face to others who have struggled with addiction issues. Once again, people associated with him are trying to elevate him to a level above everyone else that has addiction problems. Yes, he was a nice person, but MANY addicts are. There are no exceptions when it comes to being an addict, he is no better or worse than anyone else. The bottom line is, he was an addict and it killed him.

  18. Jane May says – reply to this


    Perez. Please! I love you but this post is ignorant, disrespectful and destructive. Addicts are not evil, they're sick! and even if you know this why would you post a quote from someone else. So bad. You've done such a great job of turning your blog around. Why spew ignorance?

  19. 19

    Re: AddictionMyth – oH, FUCK OFF Okra, even with ANOTHER new name you're still boring as SHIT. go get drunk again

  20. 20

    Hillary's Husband's Ex-Girlfriend

    fuck off okra, same old bullshit from the same old bitch drunk.

  21. MichJB says – reply to this


    Enough already! We are all sick of twenty posts a day about how tragic this junkie's death was. There was nothing all that special about him and the fact that he died is just too damn bad for him and his family.

  22. Annie says – reply to this


    Addicts are not 'evil,' they are sick. He was sick, too. Let's not f-cking exalt him in death because he was on Glee.

  23. MrsLambert says – reply to this


    I can't decide if that person is seriously that ignorant, or just co-dependent

  24. stargazer says – reply to this


    "Not your typical addict?" Please. Tell me what a "typical" addict is…. I'm pretty sure there isn't one. What an ignorant headline…. Possibly coming from someone who has no clue about addiction….?

  25. Quinby's girl says – reply to this


    Cory's Character, Finn brought me Happiness. I have respect for Lea Michelle & I don't believe she would've put her Love & Faith into someone who she did not believe was a good person. You people who Hate & Condemn do not bring any of us Happiness. Cory had a big problem. He was trying to deal with it, unfortunately for all of us who loved watching him & his Friends & Family who will miss him for the rest of their lives he slipped……….I will miss Cory & the Laughs, Smiles & Happiness his portrayal of Finn Hudson brought me.

    Please think of your "addicts" remarks when you drink too much, eat too much, play too many video games, charge too much on your credit card,take a pill to take the "Edge" off. I have a never been a "User" but I have been in pain & it's taken a great deal of strength to not take 1 too many of that Dr. Approved Prescription med.

  26. Canadian Mom says – reply to this


    Re: Ashish Rathore – Thanks for your thoughts, I was thinking the same thing - life imitating art. I'm 14 years sober and know that 30 days in rehab is a good start, but if he was going to bars and drinking beer with friends, he missed the point. You have to want it, and it's a hell of a lot of work. I'm from Vancouver and am so proud that Cory was Canadian. My dad died the same way in the 60's at 31. Maybe that's why I can't stop thinking about this. Such a tragic loss.

  27. teeter totter says – reply to this


    I cannot imagine using heroin, how stupid do you have to be?
    My brother died in his early fifties sleeping on the street in his van due to his addition to crystal meth. Do not use drugs!

  28. Ang says – reply to this


    It makes me sad when someone dies from a drug od that the people who loved them
    have to justify their life because they died of an od. My brother died of a heroine
    od 4 years ago and when I tell people that in the same breath I always have to reiterate but, he was a loving, kind, gentle, wonderful person and he just couldn't overcome this.
    Sometimes, when I see these comments that people say just to be smart and funny I wonder why is my brother gone and these people are still here? My brother would never have said a bad thing about anyone. Same with Cory, a guy who helped with programs that helped people train for jobs instead of getting a handout from the government, a guy who advocated for human rights, a guy who was involved with helping children and the needy. What have the smart asses on these comments done?