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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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166.

Tennis Ace    

Blah, Blah, Blah! Who's next?!

278 days ago
167.

john    

who???????

278 days ago
168.

Daron    

RIP corey

278 days ago
169.

VOUDOU    

Another junkie I can add to silence the celebs extension so I never have to hear of him again...Hope the dope injections felt good liberache

278 days ago
170.

Melissa    

"unclear as to why he was in Vancouver but that he was Canadian and visited often" Ummm, he was from Vancouver and his family is still there. I can't believe that the personal who wrote this couldn't have at least researched this fact. This guy died, alone, and the least we should do is get the basic facts of his life right....

278 days ago
171.

meme    

You know what truly sucks about this? It's always the "nice guys" that die. Not the crappy waste of human life like LILO and AMANDA. Such a total tragedy.:(

278 days ago
172.

phia    

What's even more sad is that he didn't try harder to beat the urge for taking drugs.When he said he might die he meant somehow i can't stop the use and it's a shame because he was so succesfull.

278 days ago
173.

Ha    

that's ****ed up. good looking guy like that with so much talent WOW!

278 days ago
174.

awards    

RIP Cory... My heart goes out to his parents for their tragic loss, God comfort them.

278 days ago
175.

LucileBentz9    

If you think Virginia`s story is impressive,, last pay-check my girlfriend also got a cheque for $9947 sitting there a fifteen hour week from there apartment and their classmate's mother-in-law`s neighbour has done this for five months and broght in over $9947 in their spare time from there mac. the instructions available here, Bow6.com

278 days ago
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Renia Stabile    

I am so sad, he was a talent and sincere actor. My heart goes out to Lea, and his family.

278 days ago
177.

AQAARI    

thank you very much
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278 days ago
178.

Amir    

When we live in a superficial world , evil surrounds us and this will take us on the wrong path, Welcome back to Canada, unfortunately on sad cir***stances

278 days ago
179.

Jackie    

He was an amazing singer and will always be remembered. He changed many lives and he will always have a place in my heart. Hopefully glee will make a tribute episode just for him. Rest in peace, Cory.

278 days ago
180.

_DNP    

Sad; my love goes to his family.....

( Hey TMZ ! How can he be 19 in 2011 and found dead at 31 in 2013 ????? )

278 days ago
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