Glee Star Cory Monteith Dies Aged 31

cory gleeGlee 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.

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.

Representatives 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.

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.

Celebrities have started tweeting the following –

Dot-Marie Jones
I HAVE NO WORDS! MY HEART IS BROKEN CORY WAS NOT ONLY A HELL OF A FRIEND HE WAS ONE AMAZING MEN THAT I WILL HOLD CLOSE TO MY HEART FOREVER

Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls)
I can’t fully process this news. Tragic, tragic loss of a young, promising, talented man. Cory Monteith, rest in peace

Marlee Matlin ‏(Switched at Birth)
My thoughts & prayers are with family and friends as well as cast of Glee on passing of Cory Monteith. A young talent gone too soon.

Zooey Deschanel ‏(New Girl)
This is such sad news about @CoryMonteith – what an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man.

Joel McHale (Community & The Soup)
Way too soon. A very nice & good guy. RIP Cory Monteith. Gone way too soon.

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  • Drew Horan

    Im just in absolute shock!! I cant believe the news!! R.I.P Cory Monteith.

  • Kyle Wadsworth

    Statement on behalf of: GLEE Executive Producers, 20th Century Fox Television and FOX Broadcasting Company:

    “We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.”

  • Mike

    Apparently the Glee producers have also told the rest of the cast not to make too much of a song and dance over this incident.

    • David

      where is your source?