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Sunday July 14, 2013 3:29 pm

Cory Monteith Dead at 31




Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Television, Drugs, Obituaries

Cory MonteithCory Monteith has died at the age of 31.

The Glee actor was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada yesterday and - while there are no implications of foul play - no cause of death has been confirmed yet. "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," said Cory's publicist Melissa Kates.

The star - who played Finn Hudson in the musical drama - was discovered in his room by hotel staff after he failed to check out at the designated time. In a statement, Acting Chief Doug LePard commented, "Shortly after noon today, the Vancouver Police received a call from the BC Ambulance Service regarding a sudden death in a room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel at 1038 Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. The deceased has been identified as 31-year-old actor Cory Monteith, who achieved great fame on the popular TV series Glee."

Meanwhile 20th Century Fox and Fox Broadcasting Company - the executive producers for the show - paid tribute to an "exceptional talent." They added, "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."

Cory, who had been dating his co-star Lea Michele, was in rehab for drug addiction as recently as April.

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

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