The 31-year-old actor was found dead on Saturday at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, a luxurious hotel in downtown Vancouver. The young man was known for his role of Finn Hudson in the hit Fox musical comedy series but also for his substance abuse. Monteith checked in to the hotel on July 6 but missed his noon checkout time on Saturday. The hotel staff discovered his body in his room on the 21st floor a bit later in the afternoon. No foul play is suspected, and no cause of death has been given. An autopsy on Monteith’s body is scheduled today.
The Fox Broadcasting Company, 20th Century Fox Television and the executive producers of Glee said in a statement: “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.”
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