Cory Monteith’s Cousin, Richard Monteith, Heartbroken After His Death, Asks People Not to Judge

Cory Monteith's Cousin, Richard Monteith, Heartbroken After His Death, Asks People Not to Judge

Cory Monteith’s death in a Vancouver hotel this past weekend has left his family absolutely brokenhearted. His younger cousin, Richard Monteith spoke out on Canadian television on Monday basically pleading with the public not to judge Cory for the way in which he died. He has hopes that the fans will remember his cousin for the career that he enjoyed and all of the joy that he brought to everyone around him.

Certainly Cory’s family is deeply distraught over the premature loss of such a young man.  Cory’s mom, Ann McGregor, has battled to help Cory since was a teenager.

Cory Monteith's Cousin, Richard Monteith, Heartbroken After His Death, Asks People Not to Judge

Please don’t judge on what is gonna be coming out, Glass half full. All the good things that he’s done. There’s more things on that side to focus on. Cory was beautifully genuine. He would do anything for anyone. Give you the shirt off his back. The performer’s death came as much as a shock to Richard as it did to his millions of fans. I didn’t see it coming.

The obvious speculation over the last few days has been that Cory likely died of an overdose. He had long suffered through the ups and downs of substance abuse and his most recent rehab stint wrapped up just several weeks ago. Richard is asking people to not judge when they learn the circumstances only lends itself to the notion that Cory probably did overdose.

An autopsy was performed yesterday but the results are on hold pending toxicology reports which was pretty expected. In order to figure out what killed Cory ultimately they will need the results of what his body ingested in the hours leading up to his death.

Do you think people will judge Cory if his death is ruled to be drug-related or a drug overdose? If we don’t judge even a little bit then would his death still serve as a cautionary tale about the dangers of drug abuse? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Cory Monteith's Cousin, Richard Monteith, Heartbroken After His Death, Asks People Not to Judge

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