Actor Cory Monteith Dead At 31

Vancouver Police held a press conference late Saturday night on 13 July 2013. Acting police chief Doug LePard is joined with British Columbia Coroners Service Barb McLintock in briefing the media on the death of Glee star Cory Monteith.
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(CBS) Cory Monteith, who rose to fame on the hit Fox show “Glee,” has died. He was 31.Monteith was found dead inside his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, around noon local time on Saturday, after he missed his check-out time, according to Deputy Police Chief Doug Lepard.

Monteith was dead when paramedics arrived on the scene, authorities said, noting that he had been “deceased for several hours.” Monteith was in his room at the Pacific Rim Hotel earlier in the day with other people, police said, but it was believed he was alone at the time of his death. All indications point to no foul play.

The cause of death wasn’t immediately apparent, said Coroner Lisa Lapointe. Police will speak to family and friends. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

It wasn’t immediately clear why Monteith was in Vancouver or who he had been with over the last several days. Monteith, who portrayed Finn Hudson on “Glee,” is from Canada and grew up in Vancouver.

Monteith’s death follows news that he had entered rehab this past spring. A rep confirmed in April that the actor had “voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction.”

At the end of May, Monteith tweeted: “such a beautiful day! truly seeing the forest for the trees. #gratitude.” He added, “sending out big love to everyone. thank you for the continued support! It means the world to me!”

Monteith received treatment when he was 19 and has previously opened up about his addiction battles, saying he had a serious problem and took “anything and everything.” In 2011, he told Parade magazine that he was “lucky to be alive.”

Monteith had dated his fellow “Glee” co-star Lea Michele. When he entered rehab this year, she told People, “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”

His acting credits include a part in the 2010 romantic comedy “Monte Carlo,” along with appearances in “Final Destination 3,” “Deck the Halls” and “Whisper.” Monteith also made guest appearances on “The Simpsons,” “The Cleveland Show” and “Smallville.”

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