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7/15/2013 (1 year ago)

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Canadian actor discovered deceased in Vancouver; no sign of foul play

Cory Monteith, one of the stars of the Fox TV show "Glee" was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room this weekend. He was only 31. Investigators say that as of yet, there are no indications of foul play.

Cory Monteith, one of the stars of the Fox TV show 'Glee' was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room this weekend. He was only 31. Investigators say that as of yet, there are no indications of foul play.

Cory Monteith, one of the stars of the Fox TV show "Glee" was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room this weekend. He was only 31. Investigators say that as of yet, there are no indications of foul play.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/15/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Celebrity

Keywords: Glee, death, substance abuse problems, rehab, Cory Monteith


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Monteith's body was found in his room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver shortly early Saturday afternoon. Acting Vancouver Police Chief Doug LePard said that Monteith had checked into his room July 6 and was due to check out that day. Staff went to Monteith's room when it was noticed that he had missed his check-out time.

Surveillance video and data from fob key entries showed Monteith returning to his room in the early hours of Saturday morning. LePard said Monteith had been out with people earlier in the evening. Those people are now being interviewed.

"We do not have a great deal of information as to cause of death," Coroner Lisa Lapointe said. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

"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," LePard said in a statement.  "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 had just shot photos to promote the fifth season of "Glee" with his girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele last month. A representative for Michele said, "We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time."

"I have no words! My heart is broken," Dot-Marie Jones, who plays football coach Shannon Beiste on "Glee," said in a post on her Twitter account Saturday night. She called Monteith a "hell of a friend" and an "amazing" man.

"Glee" producers called Monteith an exceptional performer "and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss," his representatives at Viewpoint Public Relations in Los Angeles said in a statement.

Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the show had underwent rehab for substance abuse problems in April, and had asked for privacy as he took steps toward recovery. It wasn't his first time in rehab. He received treatment when he was 19 and had previously talked about his addiction struggles.

"Glee" which debuted in 2009, is in its fourth season.

Monteith was born in Calgary, Alberta, and moved to Vancouver Island as a child. Before turning to acting, he held a variety of jobs including Wal-Mart greeter, school bus driver, roofer and cab driver.

Monteith's TV credits included roles on the series "Kaya" and "Kyle XY" and guest appearances on "Smallville," "Supernatural," "Stargate," "Flash Gordon" and "Interns." His film credits included "Final Destination 3," "The Invisible," "Deck the Halls" and "Whisper."

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