Columbine shooting survivor Austin Eubanks died of a heroin overdose

( CNN) Columbine survivor and addiction speaker Austin Eubanks died of “acute heroin toxicity, ” the coroner’s office has confirmed.

Eubanks’ death has been “ruled an accidental heroin overdose, ” Routt County, Colorado, Coroner Robert Ryg, told CNN Thursday.

“I’m very sad about it myself, ” Ryg said. “We were hoping for something else, heart attack or something.”

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