The Glee star was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room last night, police have confirmed. Full story...
Cory Monteith has tragically passed away at the age of 31, police in Vancouver have confirmed. The star of Glee was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday.
His rep said in a statement: ‘We are saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning his tragic loss.’
Tributes to the star have flooded in on Twitter already this morning, with ‘RIP Cory Monteith’ trending worldwide.
The cause of death is still unknown at this stage but an autopsy has been planned for Monday. Police told People.com that there was no evidence of foul play, but would not discuss the matter further.
The actor was out with friends on Friday night, according to police, and returned to his 21st floor room in the early hours.
Acting Police Chief Doug LePard said in a statement: ‘There were others with Mr Monteith in his room earlier (Friday) night, but video and key fob entries show him returning to his room by himself in the early morning hours and we believe he was alone when he died.’
He added: ‘When he missed his check-out time, staff went to the room at noon and found his body.
‘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. 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 this tragic death.’
Back in March, Cory bravely checked himself into a rehab facility for substance addiction. He was released in April and reunited with his co-star girlfriend, Lea Michele.
Lea said at the time that she ‘loved and supported’ her boyfriend and was ‘proud’ he was seeking help.
We’re sending lots of love to Lea, and Cory’s friends and family today. So sad.