Glee Star Cory Monteith Found Dead In Vancouver Hotel Room
This is so sad…
According to NY Daily News:
Teen idol and global TV star Cory Monteith — who starred in “Glee” — was found dead in Canada on Saturday.
Popular Monteith, 31, who had recently completed a stint in rehab for drug addiction, was found by staff at the Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday afternoon, officials said. Millions of fans knew him as high school heartthrob turned teacher Finn Hudson — a show regular since 2009. In real life he has battled addiction issues, which close friend and co-star Dot Jones puts down to a troubled childhood.
Monteith, who was dating the “Glee” leading actress Lea Michele for more than a year, had been staying at the hotel since July 6. Just a few hours before his death, the star tweeted about watching TV movie “Sharknado,” which was a huge hit on the Syfy network. Vancouver cops confirmed the young star’s death. Staff discovered his body after he missed his checkout time. Police sources suspect his death was not the result of foul play. Cops have reviewed hotel video tapes and confirmed Monteith was alone when he returned to his room last night.
As for the actual cause of the Canadian native’s death, the coroner said her department will need to run further tests to know for sure. More details should be available in the next few days. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Girlfriend Michele, 26, was last seen in a bikini on holiday with friends in Mexico on Monday. She did not immediately react to his death publicly or on social media. On June 30, Jones, Monteith’s co-star, revealed that Monteith went into rehab over his childhood issues. Monteith, a native of Calgary, Alberta, left school at 16 for a life of crime and then turned to drugs. He spent his first stint in rehab at 19, but continued with counselling for his dependency issues.
He spent time in rehab early this year, checking into a drug-addiction treatment facility in April. He had been frank about his struggles with substance abuse, telling Parade magazine in 2011 that he began using drugs at 13, and went into rehab six years later, after his mother and friends intervened. In 2011, Monteith won a Teen Choice award for top actor in a comedy. The show’s cast won a Screen Actors Guild award for an ensemble in a comedy the prior year.