We Regret To Report That Actor Cory Monteith Has Died

Cory Monteith Glee November 2012

UPDATE (noon): A rep for Lea Michele released the following statement to People magazine:

“We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating time.”

UPDATE (11:00 a.m.):  Below is a statement on behalf of GLEE Executive Producers, 20th Century Fox Television and FOX Broadcasting Company.

“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 Monteith, best known as Finn on Glee, has reportedly passed away. The actor, only 31 years old, was found in a Vancouver hotel room by local police who said that while the specific cause of death is still under investigation, they do not suspect foul play was involved.

Monteith was open about his struggle with addiction from an early age, and checked himself into rehab earlier this year after reportedly suffering a relapse.  We felt he set a positive, self-aware example for others because of it.  It seems like he had a very supportive group of friends as well as his girlfriend, Lea Michele, and a bright future ahead of him — it’s a tragedy anytime someone passes away so suddenly, but even more so when that person is so young.

While we wait for further information to report, both the Monteith and Glee families remain in our thoughts and prayers.

(Photo: WENN)

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    • Jenni

      This is so incredibly sad, I can’t believe it.

      • Cassandra Hough

        Me either. Never saw this coming at all, it’s heartbreaking.

    • Reese

      He will be missed. He was so talented. I’m in shock

    • Stacey Judith

      I still can’t believe it, I thought my friend was messing with me.. His poor family and friends, and I can’t imagine what Lea must be feeling!

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    • 53115Erin

      What i do know is that Corey wanted to come back to Hollywood and start filming for Glee Season 5

      it doesn’t make sense I just think that Corey wind up in Vancouver
      Canada first before he being spotted in Hollywood to get ready for glee
      season 5 with Lea i am a 100 percent sure that Corey is still alive
      someone else probably used the hotel room on 21st floor it might look
      like that someone was trying to chase Corey down that led to his death

      All of this information can’t be true from all things Assuming that
      Corey Monteith check in at two different hotels one was Fairmont Pacific
      Rim hotel and the other one was unclear Definitely it is not Drugs
      There are plenty of Gossip and Rumors going around

    • 53115Erin

      it doesn’t make sense I just think that Corey wind up in Vancouver
      Canada first before he being spotted in Hollywood to get ready for glee
      season 5 with Lea i am a 100 percent sure that Corey is still alive
      someone else probably used the hotel room on 21st floor it might look
      like that someone was trying to chase Corey down that led to his death

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