Glee Star Cory Monteith dead…drug overdose

‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith dead at 31

'Glee' star Cory Monteith dead at 31

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By Jethro Nededog The Wrap

Cory Monteith, who played  jock-turned-gleek Finn Hudson on FOX’s musical phenomenon “Glee,”was found dead Saturday at  a Vancouver hotel. He was 31.

The Canadian actor’s body was found just after noon at the Fairmont Pacific  Rim Hotel, said Vancouver police at a news conference Saturday night. They did  not give a cause of death, but said foul play was not suspected.

Monteith had recently finished a stint in rehab for substance abuse, after  previously seeking help for addiction at age 19.

He seemed to have turned a corner recently, emerging from rehab and appearing  last month with longtime girfriend and “Glee” co-star Lea Michele at a charity  ball.

“We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating  time,” a rep for the actress said in a statement Sunday.

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“On behalf of the Vancouver Police, I want to pass on our condolences to the  family, friends, castmates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith,” acting chief  Doug LePard said. “As was the case in countless homes, I watched ‘Glee’  regularly with my daughters, and I know there will be shock and sadness in many  households with the news of his tragic death.”

As Finn on “Glee,” Monteith helped make it cool again to sing on scripted  shows. He served as a surrogate for those in the audience who weren’t sure about  embracing music — and delivered jawdropping renditions of songs like U2’s “One”  and Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent  and an even more exceptional person,” FOX said in a statement on behalf of the  network, the show’s producers and 20th Century Television. “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.”

Also: In memoriam photo  gallery: Cory Monteith

Police responded within minutes of recieving a call Saturday from the BC  Ambulance Service regarding a death in a room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont  Pacific Rim Hotel at 1038 Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.

Upon arriving, paramedics advised the officers that Monteith was dead.  Coroner’s staff was also on hand.

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Officials said no cause of death was apparent, but said Monteith had  been dead for several hours before his body was discovered.

According to the police statement, Monteith checked in July 6 and  was due to check out Saturday. Monteith had guests Friday night, but video and  key entry records show him returning by himself in the early morning, and police  believe he was alone when he died.

Hotel staff discovered his body after he missed check-out.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. The coroner will be determining the next  steps with respect to establishing cause of death, but all indications are that  there was no foul play.

Born in Calgary on May 11, 1982, Monteith began his acting career in  Vancouver.

An original “Glee” cast member, Monteith played Finn Hudson since the FOX  series debuted in 2009. He also stars in the upcoming independent film, “All the  Wrong Reasons.”

The actor admitted himself into a facility for substance addiction earlier  this year and completed the treatment program in April.

Monteith is survived by his parents, Joe Monteith and Ann McGregor, and  a brother, Shaun.

Glee Star Cory Monteith dead…drug overdose

‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith dead at 31

'Glee' star Cory Monteith dead at 31

Reuters
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By Jethro Nededog The Wrap

Cory Monteith, who played  jock-turned-gleek Finn Hudson on FOX’s musical phenomenon “Glee,”was found dead Saturday at  a Vancouver hotel. He was 31.

The Canadian actor’s body was found just after noon at the Fairmont Pacific  Rim Hotel, said Vancouver police at a news conference Saturday night. They did  not give a cause of death, but said foul play was not suspected.

Monteith had recently finished a stint in rehab for substance abuse, after  previously seeking help for addiction at age 19.

He seemed to have turned a corner recently, emerging from rehab and appearing  last month with longtime girfriend and “Glee” co-star Lea Michele at a charity  ball.

“We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating  time,” a rep for the actress said in a statement Sunday.

Bing: More on Cory  Monteith

“On behalf of the Vancouver Police, I want to pass on our condolences to the  family, friends, castmates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith,” acting chief  Doug LePard said. “As was the case in countless homes, I watched ‘Glee’  regularly with my daughters, and I know there will be shock and sadness in many  households with the news of his tragic death.”

As Finn on “Glee,” Monteith helped make it cool again to sing on scripted  shows. He served as a surrogate for those in the audience who weren’t sure about  embracing music — and delivered jawdropping renditions of songs like U2’s “One”  and Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent  and an even more exceptional person,” FOX said in a statement on behalf of the  network, the show’s producers and 20th Century Television. “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.”

Also: In memoriam photo  gallery: Cory Monteith

Police responded within minutes of recieving a call Saturday from the BC  Ambulance Service regarding a death in a room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont  Pacific Rim Hotel at 1038 Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.

Upon arriving, paramedics advised the officers that Monteith was dead.  Coroner’s staff was also on hand.

More: Celebs gone too  soon

Officials said no cause of death was apparent, but said Monteith had  been dead for several hours before his body was discovered.

According to the police statement, Monteith checked in July 6 and  was due to check out Saturday. Monteith had guests Friday night, but video and  key entry records show him returning by himself in the early morning, and police  believe he was alone when he died.

Hotel staff discovered his body after he missed check-out.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. The coroner will be determining the next  steps with respect to establishing cause of death, but all indications are that  there was no foul play.

Born in Calgary on May 11, 1982, Monteith began his acting career in  Vancouver.

An original “Glee” cast member, Monteith played Finn Hudson since the FOX  series debuted in 2009. He also stars in the upcoming independent film, “All the  Wrong Reasons.”

The actor admitted himself into a facility for substance addiction earlier  this year and completed the treatment program in April.

Monteith is survived by his parents, Joe Monteith and Ann McGregor, and  a brother, Shaun.

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