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'Glee' Star Cory Monteith Dead at 31

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Glee actor Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver yesterday.

The Police Chief Doug LePard released a statement:

Before I give further information, on behalf of the Vancouver Police, I want to pass on our condolences to the family, friends, castmates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith. As was the case in countless homes, I watched Glee regularly with my daughters, and I know there will be shock and sadness in many households with the news of his tragic death.

Mr. Monteith checked into the hotel in July 6th and was due to check out of the room today. There were others with Mr. Monteith in his room earlier last night, but video and fob key entries show him returning to his room by himself in the early morning hours and we believe he was alone when he died.

When he missed his check-out time, staff went to the room at noon and found his body.

We know there will be considerable interest in this case, and we have detectives assigned to the case who attended with our Forensic Identification Unit to examine the scene, to ensure to the extent possible that there are no unanswered questions.

Hotel video has been secured as well as room access records. Our investigators have spoken with hotel staff, who are providing the utmost in cooperation.

The Coroner will be determining the next steps with respect to establishing cause of death, but all indications are that there was no foul play.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on Glee, was also a participant in the Straight But Not Narrow campaign, encouraging young heterosexual men to show support to their gay peers.

Glee stars reacted with shock to the news yesterday. Here's a round-up.

Glee producers released a statement: "We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones."

Monteith's SBNN video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. What a shock, huh? He has had a drug problem in the past and spent time in rehab. So so sad.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Jul 14, 2013 12:33:45 PM


  2. Drugs are bad. I feel sorry for people with those issues.

    Posted by: Billy | Jul 14, 2013 12:41:13 PM


  3. When someone that young dies suddenly it usually one of two things: overdose or heart condition. Either way is tragic. Very sad news.

    Posted by: KT | Jul 14, 2013 12:41:49 PM


  4. I hope I'm wrong, but I expect to see the Baptists picket his services.

    Posted by: Anon2 | Jul 14, 2013 12:43:17 PM


  5. Very sad, a very talented, and seemed to be nice person. Way to young

    Posted by: bructer | Jul 14, 2013 12:43:34 PM


  6. Lousy, sad news. It's one of those shows that makes you feel better and then this happens to one of its strong, lead actors. I recall Leah Michelle was dating him in the real world also, so hopefully she gets through this.

    Posted by: Drew | Jul 14, 2013 12:47:59 PM


  7. When a young and talented (famous or not) person dies and all the life ahead vanishes, it is so sad. Too young. All the support to his family and love ones.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jul 14, 2013 12:57:14 PM


  8. R.I.P.

    Posted by: Moz's | Jul 14, 2013 12:59:35 PM


  9. PS

    supposedly he was out partying the night before with friends (?drugs and alcohol?)

    also supposedly Leah michelle is devastated and hysterical with many "pray for leah" statements being made by people close to her

    Posted by: Moz's | Jul 14, 2013 1:05:37 PM


  10. That's the other aspect of this that's so tragic. They were a couple off-screen as well as on.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jul 14, 2013 1:20:38 PM


  11. Hope that there is a shred of good that comes out of this senseless and terrible death--all deaths of anything other than illness or old age seem senseless and preventable to me on some level...and that is a higher level of awareness that we cannot sit by idly and trust that someone with a drug problem will get better by themselves and are not "instantly" better when they get out of rehab. I get nervouse when I hear, "fresh out of rehab, out partying with old friends" This young man had a tremendous support system and money and yet still succumbed to what is probably a drug-related cause of death. And yet there plenty of non-famous people with similar struggles and tired family and friends who would rather do less than more for so many--often justified--reasons. Stay with them, support them, love them, and keep them accountable. It's not an easy road. And most of all teach kids not to start with drugs. It's true some people can handle them, but many, many others can't and you don't know which you/they are until you're in it. So many complicated feelings here.

    Posted by: BluSunday | Jul 14, 2013 1:20:54 PM


  12. Hope that there is a shred of good that comes out of this senseless and terrible death--all deaths of anything other than illness or old age seem senseless and preventable to me on some level...and that is a higher level of awareness that we cannot sit by idly and trust that someone with a drug problem will get better by themselves and are not "instantly" better when they get out of rehab. I get nervouse when I hear, "fresh out of rehab, out partying with old friends" This young man had a tremendous support system and money and yet still succumbed to what is probably a drug-related cause of death. And yet there plenty of non-famous people with similar struggles and tired family and friends who would rather do less than more for so many--often justified--reasons. Stay with them, support them, love them, and keep them accountable. It's not an easy road. And most of all teach kids not to start with drugs. It's true some people can handle them, but many, many others can't and you don't know which you/they are until you're in it. So many complicated feelings here.

    Posted by: BluSunday | Jul 14, 2013 1:20:55 PM


  13. BEING a drug addict tends to make that happen...

    Posted by: Shannon | Jul 14, 2013 1:22:58 PM


  14. BEING a drug addict tends to make that happen...

    Posted by: Shannon | Jul 14, 2013 1:23:10 PM


  15. He didn't have the right look to be a big star. He shouldn't have made it as far as he had with his features. His face is OK, but I'm just saying it isn't star quality.

    Cory looks like someone who should be working as a summer intern at an office or a waiter at a Sunset Blvd. restaurant.

    I worked in casting and talent management for movies and TV shows and Cory probably would have been a lot happier as a background extra or doing stage work. Not everyone is meant for the spotlight. It can be too much to handle.

    This tragedy proves that.

    Posted by: RIP | Jul 14, 2013 1:28:22 PM


  16. No, RIP, this tragedy proves nothing. Monteith's struggle with drugs started long before he had any fame. Fame only makes the drugs more affordable.

    Posted by: ger | Jul 14, 2013 1:39:49 PM


  17. RIP, what a ridiculous comment. Dustin Hoffman, Angela Landsbury, Glenn Close, Jack Nicholson were never perfect looking.

    He was someone who supported the gay community and who seems to have been universally liked. May he rest now, and may his family and friends find peace.

    Posted by: datlaw | Jul 14, 2013 1:40:12 PM


  18. Gee, RIP, thanks so much for that pointless, unnecessary and ridiculous commentary about this young man's untimely death. In the days to come, I am certain that we shall continue to rely on your expert analysis.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jul 14, 2013 1:55:49 PM


  19. I always found him so effortlessly charming on Glee. He seemed so affable, so handsomely everyman. This hurts my heart.

    Posted by: Mikey | Jul 14, 2013 2:01:55 PM


  20. Don't be cruel..please remember he has loved ones who are hurting now....

    Posted by: Alan Brickman | Jul 14, 2013 2:15:17 PM


  21. @DATLAW,

    Are you seriously comparing Cory Monteith to icons like Dustin Hoffman, Angela Lansbury, Glenn Close and Jack Nicholson??? THAT is ridiculous. You are delusional if you think they are in the same category. Their acting ability and powerhouse performances gave them the "star quality" I mentioned. For them, it has nothing to do with looks.

    Did Cory ever have a major role in a hit movie?

    Posted by: RIP | Jul 14, 2013 2:32:16 PM


  22. It's a shame but usually there's a reason for an addiction. If I had my farm back I'd bet it, again, on his romance with Leah was a fabrication by the studios.

    Posted by: Michael | Jul 14, 2013 2:39:49 PM


  23. When a young life ends so suddenly, regardless of how that young person died it's a sad situation. I can only hope those that loved him can manage to find some peace.

    Posted by: Philip | Jul 14, 2013 2:40:12 PM


  24. RIP: "Did Cory ever have a major role in a hit movie?"

    Well, we'll never know now, will we?

    Please go away.

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 14, 2013 3:04:05 PM


  25. RIP: That must be one of the stupidest things i've read in a long time, because Cory had drug problems way before becoming famous.
    He had a lot of trouble as teenage, and frankly, a lot of people do drugs without being famous.

    And frankly, there's no right look to became a star, a lot of people with the right looks didn't break into stars, and a lot people without the right looks do.
    There's something about talent and luck wich has a lot to do with how far you get in the profession

    Posted by: jjose712 | Jul 14, 2013 3:20:48 PM


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