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Cory Monteith

Cory Allan Michael Monteith (born May 11, 1982) is a Canadian actor and musician, best known for his role of Finn Hudson on the Fox television series Glee. Monteith, born in Calgary, Alberta, is the youngest son of Ann McGregor, an interior decorator, and Joe Monteith, a military man who served in the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. He has an older brother named Shaun. Monteith's parents divorced when he was seven, and he and his older brother were raised by their mother in Victoria, British Columbia. Dealing with the intermittent absence of his father, and feeling like an outsider among his peers, he started to display signs of a troubled youth; Monteith - once a promising student, who, at age 5, could read at a fourth-grade level - began to drink, smoke pot, and skip school. After attending 12 different schools, including alternative programs for troubled teens, he eventually quit school at the age of 16. By that time, his drug and alcohol addiction had increased and Monteith turned to petty crimes, such as stealing money from friends and family, in order to fund his addictions. The turning point in Monteith's life came when his mother and a group of friends staged

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'Glee' -- Production Delayed Over Cory Monteith Death

'Glee'
Production Delayed Over Cory Monteith Death

The new season of "Glee" will premiere 2 weeks behind schedule ... due to the death of its star Cory Monteith, this according to FOX. The network issued a statement saying the show will premiere… READ MORE >

Lea Michele -- Controlling Cory Monteith in Life and Death

Lea Michele
Controlling Cory In Life and Death

Cory Monteith had a very strong guardian angel by his side ... his girlfriend Lea Michele, who essentially controlled Cory in life and even death.Sources connected with both Cory and Lea tell TMZ… READ MORE >

- 411 days ago
Cory Monteith's Death -- 'Glee' Will Go On

Cory Monteith's Death
'Glee' Will Go On

"Glee" is going full steam ahead without Cory Monteith -- and TMZ has learned, the show's writers have called an emergency meeting today to figure out how to work him out of the story.Sources… READ MORE >

- 412 days ago
Cory Monteith - Did NOT Die From 'Deadly' Heroin

Cory Monteith
Did Not Die From 'Deadly' Heroin

Cory Monteith did NOT die from a new strain of deadly heroin that has been going around the Vancouver area -- this according to the coroner.A police dept. 40 miles from Vancouver had issued a… READ MORE >

- 412 days ago
Cory Monteith Cremated -- Father 'Devastated'

Cory Monteith
Cremated Father 'Devastated'

Cory Monteith's body was cremated Tuesday in Vancouver following a private viewing with his family and girlfriend Lea Michele, TMZ has learned -- but Cory's father wasn't invited ... and he's… READ MORE >

- 412 days ago
Cory Monteith -- 'Glee' Tried to Save Actor from Heroin Addiction

Cory Monteith
'Glee' Tried to Save Actor from Heroin Addiction

The cast of "Glee" -- along with several producers -- knew Cory Monteith was battling a heroin addiction earlier this year and were the catalyst in his decision to go back to rehab, TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 412 days ago
Cory Monteith Cause of Death -- HEROIN AND ALCOHOL

Cory Monteith
Cause of Death HEROIN AND ALCOHOL

3:10 PM PT -- Officials are currently addressing the media about the death investigation. Cops wouldn't delve into specifics when asked if they found drugs in Cory's hotel room, but they certainly… READ MORE >

- 413 days ago
Cory Monteith -- Double Life ... Sober for 'Glee', Wild in Vancouver

Cory Monteith
Double Life Sober for 'Glee', Wild in Vancouver

Cory Monteith was leading a double life -- a hard-working, "Glee" star in L.A. struggling to stay clean ... a hard-partying substance abuser in Vancouver.CORY'S L.A. LIFEOur sources say Cory's GF… READ MORE >

- 413 days ago
Cory Monteith -- Memorials at Paramount Studios & Death Hotel

Cory Monteith
Memorials at Paramount And Death Hotel

Grief-stricken fans in 2 cities are showing their love for Cory Monteith ... putting together makeshift tributes outside Paramount Studios and the Vancouver hotel where he died. Fans placed… READ MORE >

- 414 days ago
Cory Monteith -- Drinking With Friends ... Days Before Sudden Death [Photos]

Cory Monteith
Drinking w/ Friends ... Days Before Sudden Death

These are some of the last photos ever taken of Cory Monteith -- snapped just days before he was found dead in a hotel room -- while the "Glee" Star was hanging with friends and drinking alcohol.… READ MORE >

- 414 days ago

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