Canadian TV star Cory Monteith found dead in Vancouver hotel room

The 'Glee' star and Victoria-raised celebrity had struggled with drug addiction in his life, and checked himself into rehab in April.



Canadian TV and film star Cory Monteith was found dead in Vancouver’s Pacific Rim hotel on Saturday, police have confirmed. He was 31 years old.

The cause of death has not been confirmed by police, who said foul play is not suspected. Some media outlets are reporting (or rumouring) the cause could have been a drug overdose.

“I want to pass on our condolences to the family, friends, castmates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith,” Deputy Chief Doug LePard said (The Globe and Mail). “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.”

Monteith was born in Calgary but raised in Victoria, B.C., and had become a known Canadian and Vancouverite after he rose to fame on the hit TV show Glee. Monteith was also a popular sighting at several hockey games, including his own Vancouver Canucks.

Police said Monteith had checked into the Fairmont hotel on July 6 and was scheduled to check out on Saturday.

Monteith had previously admitted to have substance abuse issues in his past and just recently checked himself into rehab, in April.

“Our hearts are so heavy with so much grief,” wrote popular celebrity blog PerezHilton.com, which also reported that an autopsy has been scheduled for Monday.

“To his family and friends and the fans who feel this loss as much as we do, we share our whole-hearted condolences. Losing someone like Cory, someone so full of love and talent, someone who was taken so much too soon, is a heavy blow for us all.”

“He will be truly and utterly missed.”

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