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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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211.

Property Thailand    

Rip, Finn.

280 days ago
212.

Tesla_Consulting    

He looked fantastic. Did he downgrade from oxy to heroin?

280 days ago
213.

Property Thailand    

Rip, Finn.

280 days ago
214.

South Beach    

So so sad. Talent, fame, success. and it didn't make up for whatever dragged him down.

RIP Cory.

280 days ago
215.

joecrabs    

Another gay man lost. Sad, so sad.

280 days ago
216.

Onelove7    

It is a loss! Regardless if he died from drugs, was killed in an accident, or murdered. It is a life lost and that is sad. He may have not been as FAMOUS as other actors, but he was a human being. We all have our opinions, but MUTE BUTTONS should stay that way... MUTE! God rest and God speed!!!

280 days ago
217.

Lizzie    

I didn't know who Cory was until a couple months ago when he did an interview with People. He had just gotten out of treatment and seemed better than ever. I am deeply saddened to see someone so dearly loved and respected by his fans and peers dead.

I wish the best for his family and friends, and his girlfriend. I don't know how on earth they'll ever be able to move on, but hopefully they can find healing in the months to come.

280 days ago
218.

SueH    

He was in Vancouver because of a charity he is involved with there providing theatre opportunities for kids who can't afford it.

280 days ago
219.

Metta Worldhate    

Who?

280 days ago
220.

Jason     

Just say no.

280 days ago
221.

Jersey    

I am one of thousand who do NOT watch Glee and therefore really don't care about this news. However am I the only one who read the article and found the HUGE error? The article says he was 31 when he died on Saturday, but then says he was 19 in 2011. TMZ writers really should learn to review their articles before they publish them!! Whoever wrote this article is a FAIL!!

280 days ago
222.

Brando    

If you don't want to die young, don't do drugs. Easy! Why are drugs more important than living a good life?

280 days ago
223.

Mudman    

You turned your dream life into a nightmare. I hope the drugs were worth it.

280 days ago
224.

sabrina    

RIP CORY !!!! I' M GOING TO MIS YOU ON GLEE !!! I' M SO SAD BUT YOUR FAMILY FRIENDS AND LEA ARE WORSE !!!! THANKS FOR BEING FINN HUDSON !!!!!!

280 days ago
225.

dreamer4u    

I can understand peoples heartache over his death, but in my opinion he caused it all himself. He as wa drug addict, plain and simple and he loved the drugs more than his career. May he RIP he now has no more demons in his closet..

280 days ago
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