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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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91.

shakedoggy    

DRUGS R WACK! if u dont believe me ask cory monteith. if u dont believe him ask trayvon martin. if u cant understand him, ask sum1 who is not a getto hood rat

465 days ago
92.

Sam    

If the amount of money these celebrities were paid was scaled back to an everyday workingman's salary, there would probably be a lot less people flocking to Hollywood for fame and fortune, and even fewer falling prey to substance abuse issues which only leads to washed up careers and an early death.

465 days ago
93.

Patna    

Who?

465 days ago
94.

YouDontSay    

I did not know who he was or the show. After reading a bit on him, his mom did an intervention at age 19. My thoughts and prayers go out to her.

465 days ago
95.

Janeylaur    

A little late in reporting this TMZ, but definitely sad news indeed. Cory was on the right track in leading a healthier lifestyle. Condolences to friends and family!
Oh, and TMZ Halle did get married yesterday. Check out the details at people.com or purepeople.com so you could borrow details from their to report an "exclusive".

465 days ago
96.

joy    

Where was Lea? Wasnt she on vacation with him?

465 days ago
97.

JOHN FAVELA    

WHAT A TALENT ... WE WILL ALSO KEEP HIM IN MY HEART AND IN MY EARS WITH A SWEET VOCAL AND A KIND HEART .. RIP.. A BIG FAN

465 days ago
98.

leavekevinalone!    

heartbreaking

465 days ago
99.

Truth    

"ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST... AND ANOTHER ONE BITES, AND ANOTHER ONE BITES, AND ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST!" OBVIOUSLY DUDE OD... COCAINE IS HELLUVA DRUG. #TRUTH!!

465 days ago
100.

Gretel    

How sad. When the worthless shlts like Lohan or Bieber buy it it's just kind of gossip fodder, good riddiance, and people win bets on death pools. When it comes for someone who is said to be a good guy who had to fight his demons and tried to remain a good soul, a talented person who finally got a chance to let it shine ... that's a real shame. RIP CM, I hope the demons that dogged you went returned to hell and you finally found peace.

465 days ago
101.

Aryugaetu    

I thought professional sports was bad, millionaires in media making money from millionaires playing kids' games. But, TMZ is millionaires in media making their money from the public humiliation and downfalls of millionaires. TMZ is sad, not of the death, but their loss of an avenue of more money.

465 days ago
102.

UPYOURS    

Rest in peace, Cory. SAD

465 days ago
103.

LISA    

That is truly shocking and terribly upsetting news. My condolences to his family, friends, girlfriend and co-workers. I'll truly miss him.

465 days ago
104.

Vince    

oh why oh why couldn't it have been the little Canadian eunuch bebier who died in Canada instead

465 days ago
105.

August    

I said it first a long time ago....The extremely evil 12-Step RELIGIOUS AA/NA CULT will kill him!

465 days ago
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