‘Glee’ Star Cory Monteith Dead at 31
Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the TV show "Glee" was found dead Saturday night in his hotel room at the Fairmount Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver.
Hotel staff members entered Cory’s room to check on him about he failed to check out of the hotel on time Saturday morning. According to police, Cory was in his room with friends Friday night before hitting the town and he went back to his hotel room alone. Foul play is not suspected. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Cory was born May 11, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta. Cory began his acting career in Vancouver, British Columbia. He played minor roles in Final Destination 3, Whisper, and Deck the Halls. He had a recurring role in Kyle XY. He also made guest appearances in television serials as Smallville, Supernatural, Flash Gordon, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate SG-1. In 2009, Cory was cast as Finn Hudson in the TV show “Glee.”
In March of 2013, it was reported that Cory voluntarily admitted himself into a treatment center for substance addiction. His treatment was completed in late April of 2013. Cory was in a relationship with “Glee” co-star Lea Michelle
Cory’s publicist released a statement saying: “We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss."
As soon as news of Cory's death was announced, his celebrity friends took to Twitter to share their thoughts:
Kristin Chenoweth-RIP Cory Monteith. You will be loved. Always.
Dot Marie Jones- I have no words! My heart is broken. Cory was not only a hell of a friend, he was one amazing man that I will hold close to my heart forever.
Taylor Swift- Speechless. And for the worst reason.
Adam Shankman- Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend. The lights in my world just grew dimmer. The world just lost one of our best. I love u so much...
Nina Dobrev- I'm gutted. Shocked and saddened to hear the news, my heart goes out to Cory's family and friends. Let's respect their space as they grieve.
Kat Dennings- I can't fully process this news. Tragic, tragic loss of a young, promising, talented man. Cory Monteith, rest in peace.
Zooey Deschanel- This is such sad news about Cory Monteith - what an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man.
Kim Kardashian- Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words can't describe what they must be feeling.
Kaley Cuoco- #CoryMonteith, no words. Prayers. Thoughts w/ his family. This is terrible. Can't speak.
Sophia Bush- I saw him a few weeks ago in NY, looking so happy. Heartbreaking...
Mario Lopez- RIP Cory Monteith...Such a nice guy, very down to earth. Incredibly sad. #TooYoungToDie
Marlee Matlin- My thoughts & prayers are with family and friends as well as cast of Glee on passing of Cory Monteith. A young talent gone too soon.
Joel McHale- Way too soon. A very nice & good guy.
Lance Bass-devastated about the news of Cory Monteith - such an incredible guy - my thoughts are with his family and friends.
Scott Porter- This news of Cory Monteith's death just shakes me to my very core. So young. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
Holly Marie Combs- Life is hard. Be nice. For you never know what another could be struggling with or against. You never know. #RIPCoryMonteith
Damian McGinty- The guy I shot my first acting scene with. The nicest guy I've met. Can't believe it.
Katie Cassidy- So sad to lose a dear friend & talented man...Cory Monteith, you'll always be remembered.
Nick Zano- ALL of our lives are precious & can be gone in a flash, live better, smarter & show true appreciation for the now. Sad day. #RIPCoryMonteith
Monica Potter- Oh my god, my heart & prayers go out to the family & loved ones of Cory Monteith. This is heartbreaking. Tragic.
Rihanna- Cory Monteith, may your spirit be at peace, and may you fly with the angels… Heartbreaking, my prayers are with all of his loved ones!
Rumer Willis- I am truly saddened to hear about Cory Monteith. What a talented and sweet guy. My prayers go out to his family and loved ones.
Alyssa Milano- Beautiful man! Why did you leave us so soon? Rest with the angels, Cory Monteith.
Ricky Martin- I just heard the news.This is so sad. My heart goes out to his family & friends, specially Lea Michelle.Rest in peace Cory
Lauren Potter- I am totally heartbroken right now. I love Cory so much this hurts my heart … Cory was always so nice to me. I have so many good memories.
Neil Patrick Harris- How sad to read about Cory Monteith passing away. What a shame. He was a lovely, kind, talented guy and will be missed.