‘Glee’ Star Cory Monteith Dies at 31
July 13, 2013
Glee star Cory Monteith has died at the age of 31 in his home country of Canada, according to Vancouver police officials. No cause of death could immediately be determined.
Police and Coroner officials said that Monteith was staying at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver and was set to check out Saturday. When he failed to check out, hotel staff checked his room and the actor was found dead. Paramedics were called but were unable to revive him. Foul play is not suspected, and further testing will be done to determine the cause of death. Monteith was believed to be alone at the time of his death.
Monteith was born on May 11, 1982 in the city of Calgary, Canada. He starred on Glee as Finn Hudson, earning an ensemble Screen Actors Guild award for his work in 2010. He dated his co-star Lea Michele.
In March of 2013, Monteith disclosed that he was seeking treatment for addiction. A rep for the actor told People at the time, "[Monteith] has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction. He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery."
Monteith's first rehab stint came when he went into treatment at 19. In a 2011 interview, Monteith opened up about his history with abuse, saying, "I don't want kids to think it's okay to drop out of school and get high, and they'll be famous actors, too. But for those people who might give up: Get real about what you want and go after it."