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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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So he was 19 in 2011 and 31 two years later?

443 days ago


At first Glee was entertaining and fun, until about the 4th show where their agenda came out: homosexual deviants. Refused to watch it ever since--it was garbage.

443 days ago


So he is just another dead junkie. News worthy why? Oh...yeah, he is a junkie with money, unlike those that reside in Vancouver's DTES. Why is this even news? D-list actor, OD's on some of Vancity's finest. He will be missed at Carnegie Pharmacy. +sarcasm + His death isn't tragic, what is tragic is that you will mourn and wail and tear your heart out, and in the blink of an eye spit on the hooker working her trade for a 10 piece, something to blot out the crushing pain of poverty. He was no River Phoenix or Heath Ledger, they actually were a loss and still are. This *******...who gives a f!@k? He had money, and access to the best rehabilitation facilities money could buy. He f**cked his own life up, and the rest of the world needs to stand on ceremony?

443 days ago


In light of the growing prevalence of the rampant substance abuse in the entertainment industry, it's time for the industry itself to start taking some accountability!

443 days ago


A talented young man- that is very sad!!

443 days ago


For the idiots who cannot read, they were saying he was 19 at the time he FIRST entered rehab, it was in 2011 that he actually spoke about it.

443 days ago


For the idiots who clearly cannot read, they are saying his FIRST intervention with friends and family was at the age of 19. It was in 2011 that he finally spoke about it. R.I.P. Corey!! So sad...As far as the racist remark, how about stfu and comment on that story!! Ignorant *******!!

443 days ago


I find this just so incredible. An actor whose use of drugs probably killed him gets wall to wall coverage here and on the nightly news while those killed in Chicago barely gets a mention. There is a genocide going on in Chicago and deserves more coverage than this guy.

443 days ago


My life is over he is amazing and I feel bad for Lea

443 days ago


gone too soon RIP

443 days ago


He did drugs so he deserved to die. Same logic some people tried to use with Trayvon. No sympathy from me. RestInPISS.

443 days ago


Too bad regular junkies aren't mourned as much as famous junkies are.

443 days ago


hope the drugs were worth it!

443 days ago


Not to avert people's attention from his death, but how did he go from 19 in 2011 to 31 in 2013? I am hoping that is a typo! :)

443 days ago


F this crack head

443 days ago
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