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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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46.

Wrestlingmark00    

Sad

276 days ago
47.

vita    

I'm not sad, this is common knowledge that kids as young as 9 know. If you take drugs, you will likely die from overdose. This man has not gone through what many struggling individual are currently facing. You have only one life, use it wisely. RichPeopleProblems

276 days ago
48.

LordGobblecock    

wow RIP. looks like another young death down to substance abuse. Same ole story sadly.

276 days ago
49.

Cartman    

Death is the ultimate high

276 days ago
50.

Kaitlyn    

Oh my God. Literally shocked.

276 days ago
51.

Melissa    

Wow that was a total shock. I never watched Glee but wow. I guess he really struggled with his sobriety! RIP

276 days ago
52.

amazinglybored    

This is actually shocking, it sucks. My condolences to his friends and family.

RIP

276 days ago
53.

Reg    

I bet there will be a tweet from "Lohan INC" saying how he was a dear friend of theirs and how "Devestated" they are. Fvcking hypocrites, Just wait Dulna, this is just a taste of what is to come RE:Lindsay!!!! This poor guy was a hard working kid, Unlike your sloth of a daughter. My deepest respects to his family and friends.

276 days ago
54.

Bu    

This is too sad. RIP Cory. I feel so bad for his family and Leah.

276 days ago
55.

GuitarSlinger    

First Gary Coleman, now this?!

276 days ago
56.

zzyzx    

His last tweet was about Sharknado. What if that was the last movie he ever saw?

276 days ago
57.

claudiamartelly    

Let me guess. Drugs?

276 days ago
58.

lauren    

very sad. addiction is a beast...........hope his soul fines peace.

276 days ago
59.

kiassidy    

RIP Cory :( so so young Glee will never be the same the show should only be on for the next season and that is it they should put the show for one more season out of the respect for Cory can not believe this can't stop crying

276 days ago
60.

Cartman    

Boo Friggin Hoo, moron had millions but preferred his dope.

276 days ago
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