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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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362 COMMENTS

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151.

lil-twisted    

Took the Trayvon verdict really hard I guess...

466 days ago
152.

Amazed    

A very young, sweet, and talented good man...gone too soon. R.I.P.

466 days ago
153.

talarico    

RIP. Sad indeed.

466 days ago
154.

Jon    

It has to be so much easier for his loved ones and family to deal with his death with all the internet exposure TMZ.
Kind of like commenting on MJ's injection sites must have been easier on his children.
This young man maybe partied to much or took one pill to many. Why not leave him, his family and loved ones in peace?

466 days ago
155.

bb    

Never watched Glee much but damn, Cory was gorgeous. What a waste.

466 days ago
156.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Drug Dealers: 1 / Addicts: 0

466 days ago
157.

Truth    

Moron killed himself with DRUGS and you treat him like he is a victim. His family are victims, but he isn't. He is an idiot.

466 days ago
158.

Alexa    

I'm sorry but..he was 19 in 2011 and he died being 31?

Come on TMZ.

466 days ago
159.

Marcus    

Drugs are the devil.... I'm so mad... and sad.

466 days ago
160.

gouldman1987    

Drugs will win every time.

466 days ago
161.

Liz    

Drugs were how he coped with his parents divorcing when he was only seven years old. Kids ARE NOT as resilient as people claim them to be. This is a very sad day.

466 days ago
162.

Kelly    

Very sad, very tragic. A lovely, talented young man has been lost. That said, why on earth would it enter anyone's mind to cancel Glee because of this? The IMDB board sounds like it's made up of ten year-olds raving about "respect." They have all the show business perspective of a plumber. FYI The show must and WILL go on.

466 days ago
163.

Diana    

and meanwhile, Lindsay Lohan still lived

466 days ago
164.

ayatollah    

now God will judge

466 days ago
165.

ayatollah    

He was a Christian hating bigot, just like all of the gay nazis

466 days ago
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