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'Glee' Star Cory Monteith

Found Dead

in Vancouver

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


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.


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.

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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He is 31 years old now, but 2 years ago he was 19?

433 days ago


Abstinence-based rehab doesn't work for many people. When are we going to realize it and offer some harm-reduction education for these people? the 12-steps are fine for some, but don't work for most. We need less Dr. Drew and more truth. RIP.

433 days ago


The Heavenly Father has released him from the demons that tormented his life. May Mr. Monteith rest in peace and I pray his family, friends, fans and co-workers find comfort in knowing that God is always in control and He knows best.

433 days ago

William Antheil    

I didn't know him personally but we were literal twins we looked so much alike and it's really unbelievable that this has happened so suddenly, I wanted a chance to meet him one day but that will never happen.

433 days ago


I don't watch Glee, but I listened to the clip TMZ posted where he was singing, and read about him. Seemed genuinely nice, respected and talented--sang very well. But he struggled with his demons (that's what addiction is; it's never just go to rehab and that's it), and that's just so sad. He's gone, and we're left with the likes of talentless, obnoxious, arrogant hacks like Kanye and Chris Brown. RIP.

433 days ago


:( Sad. Lost to addiction?

433 days ago


If his death was from drugs, it should not be hidden because this person touched a lot of young children who need to know the effects of drug abuse. It is so sad that he lost his battle with drugs but he can still be an example to the young people who look up to him. RIP

433 days ago

Detective. LaToya    

Just goes to show how racist white people are. You all care more about this junkie who killed himself than an innocent black teen who was murdered while walking home! Why no hate for this guy? He was a drug addict, you all trash Michael Jackson for the same things. Racists!

433 days ago


RIP Corey. Does this mean that Glee gets cancelled ??? Yes ???

433 days ago


Sadness. RIP Baby

433 days ago


Lohan and Bieber, you're next.

433 days ago


No words can describe the sadness.

433 days ago


Such a waste......

433 days ago


Rip cory such a young talent gone to soon.

433 days ago

kathleen rostran    

We will all miss you..

433 days ago
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