Just three days after Cory Monteith’s tragic and sudden death, the actor’s body has been cremated. Following an autopsy on Monday, that revealed the cause of Cory’s death as a “mixed drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol,” the Glee star’s body was released to his mother.
Cory’s mom reportedly held a viewing, with his brother Shaun and girlfriend Lea Michele in attendance, before deciding to cremate the body. The viewing was kept so private, in fact, that Cory’s dad wasn’t even invited.
The actor’s parents divorced when he was just 7-years-old, and Cory went through years of estrangement with his father before they reconnected in 2009. Although they were never close, Cory’s father says he is devastated that he didn’t get a chance to properly say goodbye to his son.
Lea is currently grieving with Cory’s family, and is reportedly helping them in planning the funeral. She and Cory dated for a year before his sudden passing.