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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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It's sad that Cory couldn't get the help he needed if that's what actually caused his death,what people don't understand is when someone is addicted they feel awful (like having the flu) until they can

465 days ago


Just like Heath Ledger. R.I.P.

465 days ago


Obviously an overdose. It hasn't been that long since he was in rehab. R.I.P.

465 days ago

Alana Pettigrew     

My friend of mine and I really will miss you really alot and I know you have always be with. Us and in our hearts and may rest in peace Cory

464 days ago


For Gods sake people...he was a human being who lost his life! Regardless of how or why he is gone forever and your insensitive comments are going to hurt his loved ones even more...didnt your parents teach you that if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all?? Rest in peace will be missed.

464 days ago


another coked out white actor. no shock here. n i wish somebody would say respect the dead. after comments i read about MJ and WH....PLEASE!

464 days ago


This is so sad :-(

464 days ago


WAIT: In 2011 he was 19 and when he dies two years later, he is 31?

464 days ago


STILL in Shock over this .I'm thinking that it was Heart related--many times , when someone is quitting drugs, they have a Heart attack , in their sleep . No matter How --it is sooo Sad , WAAAY Too Young . GOD BLESS , RIP

464 days ago


drug binge. Those "friends" should have been there. Especially for a recovering addict. Beers? no. Hotel comp wine? no. He was a lonely man and a lonely addict. His last pics even looked out of it. He needed to extend his rehab stay.

464 days ago

Ella Morris    

RIP Cory SO sad to here of such a young successful to pass so soon and not be in the heights of glory as a singer and actor.

464 days ago


Cory you're an arsehole for doing this, shame on you!

464 days ago


This Junkie got exactly what he deserved. Keep it moving, nothing special to see here people, just another typical White Trash Junkie gone to burn in Hell!! Good riddance.

463 days ago


Thin the herd!!!!!! Good for him. Stupid junkie

462 days ago


omg so sad rip cory rest in peace

460 days ago
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