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'Glee' Star Cory Monteith

Found Dead

in Vancouver

7/14/2013 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Cory Monteith -- who famously played Finn Hudson on the TV show "Glee" -- died early Saturday morning in Vancouver ... he was 31 years old.

According to police in Vancouver the actor was found dead in his hotel room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel around noon ... when staffers went to check on him after the actor missed his check-out time.

In a press conference, officials said the actor was "clearly deceased" -- and had been so for several hours -- when police arrived on the scene.

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Cops say Cory checked-in to the Fairmont on July 6th and was scheduled to leave July 13th. It is unclear why he was in Vancouver, but cops did mention he's from Canada and visits often.

The night before his death, Cory was seen in his room hanging with friends, before hitting the town ... but came back early Saturday morning ... alone.

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Cops say "it was not immediately apparent" what caused his death, but no foul play is suspected. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

A rep for the actor says they are "in shock and mourning this tragic loss."



As TMZ previously reported, Monteith voluntarily checked himself into a treatment center back in April, admitting he had substance abuse issues.  It was his second time in treatment.

Prior to that, Cory had been open about his problems with drugs. Back in 2011 he told Parade Magazine, his family and friends were so afraid he "could die" they staged an intervention. He was 19 at the time.

He explained that his drug use consisted of "Anything and everything, as much as possible." Adding, "I had a serious problem."

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1.

Sassy    

How awful. Rest on peace, Cory.

466 days ago
2.

bonesneil22    

so sad #RIP

466 days ago
3.

Santo    

Damn, and right when he was making strides to improve his life. My heart goes out to his family. It sucks to have somebody perish at such a young age.

466 days ago
4.

Reg    

WTF!!!!!!

466 days ago
5.

TheEric    

holy ****...that's insane...he always seemed like a genuinely nice guy...this is really sad...

466 days ago
6.

jhudson714    

It's so sad he was trying to turn his life around and get clean. I was shocked when I heard the news. R.I.P Corey.

466 days ago
7.

Kirby89    

Incredibly sad, RIP Cory. My thoughts are with his loved ones.

466 days ago
8.

lisa2    

What a surprise...I hope it wasn't drugs. RIP

466 days ago
9.

zzyzx    

You reading this Lindsay? Amanda?

466 days ago
10.

JiLL1    

another life destroyed by drugs. sad

466 days ago
11.

Quiet    

god did george zimmerman shoot him too on his first night of freedom

466 days ago
12.

CrankyMaddog    

Can't believe CNN beat your guys to the story. RIP Cory. Drugs are bad mmkay.

466 days ago
13.

jasper121    

R.I.P.

466 days ago
14.

Livvie1    

How tragic for his family and friends....

466 days ago
15.

Milf Biggenson    

Very terrible and sad for family and friends. What a waste of a talented young life.

It took TMZ almost 20 minutes to post this. You were beat by everyone this time. I kept refreshing. CNN beat you by almost a half an hour.

466 days ago
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