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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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31.

JjoanCU    

RIP. Young people are dropping like flies. Expecially in the entertainment field.

468 days ago
32.

Astharteea     

Would you look at that......

468 days ago
33.

mddiva35    

Terrible. RIP.

468 days ago
34.

Kelli    

May your family seek comfort during these trying times....and may

468 days ago
35.

rixxcky    

Smack

468 days ago
36.

Nikki    

Good night, sweet prince...

468 days ago
37.

Birdsht    

How is he trying to turn his life around when hes in a hotel room pumping himself full of dope? How is a drug overdose a tragedy?, its natural selection at work...Take enough of anything to drop dead and you are getting VERY VERY high on serious drugs. Likely every day. Another one bites the dust...

468 days ago
38.

Appleanddanish    

Heartbreaking. I'm so sorry for his family, friends, and Lea as well. Horrible.

468 days ago
39.

Tookie Topbox    

This is beyond sad!!!!! Rest in peace Cory ~ you will be greatly missed ^1^

468 days ago
40.

romba    

WB is getting creative with publicity this year since they can't pull the TomKat or Heath Ledger maneuvers again. First the post-release pap photo bonanza with Superman and the drunk slut from The Big Bang Theory, then killing a gay junkie star of a forgotten show in the Pacific Rim hotel.

468 days ago
41.

G    

31 year old high school student.

Sounds about right. RIP

468 days ago
42.

Futterwacken    

And yet, Bieber still lives. Do you need any more proof that God does not exist? This blows.

468 days ago
43.

S    

Rest in peace, Cory. It's always sad when a young life is taken from us.

468 days ago
44.

me    

gosh darnit...

468 days ago
45.

truth    

God killed him. This is why you fear & obey. If you don't...GODSMACK! He is in Sheol (purgatory) waiting his sentence to hell now. Christ is Lord. God only loves his elect. He hates everyone else!

468 days ago
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