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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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121.

jayb    

so sad and in shock :(( ...but i find it weird tht they jst released new a couple of hours ago and his Girlfriend lea was tweeting...this whole ZImmerman thing caused the delay :((( ... ahh stay strong Gleeks

474 days ago
122.

drew    

way to report over an hour late, tmz. way to piggyback.

474 days ago
123.

namers    

Wasn't he Lea Michelle's boyfriend? If so, condolences to her and his family, friends and fans.

474 days ago
124.

Stephanie Myles    

Wow, you make that sound like that's some super-secret information you acquired. The police just had a press conference, streamed online. Nice "work", we've 'learned".

474 days ago
125.

GG    

WE ALREADY KNOW! Sorry, you're about an hour late, TMZ. Sleeping on the job? Every news agency, even the most obscure ones that you've never even heard of, have already run stories on this. There was even a press conference in Vancouver. What were you guys doing??

474 days ago
126.

GG    

WE ALREADY KNOW! Sorry, you're about an hour late, TMZ. Sleeping on the job? Every news agency, even the most obscure ones that you've never even heard of, have already run stories on this. There was even a press conference in Vancouver. What were you guys doing??

474 days ago
127.

meerimu    

Very sad.

474 days ago
128.

GG    

WE ALREADY KNOW!

474 days ago
129.

Michelle    

Why couldn't it have been Justin Beiber?

474 days ago
130.

Liz    

This is terribly sad. So shocking and unbelievable.

474 days ago
131.

darkhorse91    

RIP. This was a shocker. My heart goes out to his friends and family.

474 days ago
132.

Fuck Celebrities    

Who?

474 days ago
133.

zombie    

Seriously, WTF is the deal with TMZ trying to sell "Baby Kimye tshirts? Every time I go to post, that stupid ad pops up and I can't post. W

474 days ago
134.

nevermore    

I hate that ninja death, his family must be devastated. Much much too young to die... I am so sorry for his family's loss, his friends loss, and those of us who enjoyed is talent. So damn sad.

474 days ago
135.

Mikey    

He was listen to the song “Paris” by Friendly Fire over and over again. Its kinda like that movie the Ring, but this one should be called The Song.

474 days ago
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