‘Glee’ Star Cory Monteith Dies at 31




The actor was found dead at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel.

Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel Saturday, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. He was 31.

The actor was found at noon Saturday on the hotel’s 21st floor, Vancouver police said in a news conference. He checked into the hotel on July 6, and was expected to check out Saturday. When Monteith missed his checkout time at noon, hotel staff went to his room and discovered his body.

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Police said Monteith was with other people Friday night. An examination of hotel video footage showed him returning to his room alone early Saturday morning. Police believe he was alone when he died. No cause of death was given and no foul play is suspected, police said. Police are questioning the people he was with Friday night.

In March, Monteith voluntarily checked himself into rehab for substance abuse. He previously checked into rehab when he was 19. It was unclear why the British Columbia-native had checked into the Vancouver hotel.

Family, Vancouver police said, have just been informed. He had been deceased for several hours when his body had been discovered.

“Cory Monteith’s family statement: “We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss.”bit.ly/15sIi92Representatives for Glee producers 20th Century Fox Television, Fox, series co-creator Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele did not immediately returns THR‘s requests for comment.

“We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss,” representatives for the actor told THR in a statement.

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Monteith has played Finn Hudson, the lovable boy-next door on Glee, since it debuted in 2009. He also has a role in the upcoming indie All the Wrong Reasons.

Monteith’s Glee co-star Mark Salling, who played Finn’s best friend Puck, took to Twitter on Saturday as news of his friend’s death had spread with a poignant, “no.” Castmate Dot-Marie Jones used all-caps to convey her grief.

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