Cory Monteith Found Dead in Hotel Room
According to TMZ, Monteith was found unresponsive and alone by staffers at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel. The cause of death is unknown at this time, but the police have already ruled out foul play. Monteith was in his room the night before, hanging out with some friends before they all went out, but he had come back early Saturday morning alone.
The ‘Glee’ star voluntarily entered rehab back in April to address previous struggles with substance abuse. In a 2011 interview, he told Parade Magazine he began using drugs when he was just 13 and even sought treatment when he was 19 after his mother and close friends orchestrated an intervention.
“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,” he stated in 2011. “But for those people who might give up: Get real about what you want and go after it.”
Monteith was dating ‘Glee’ co-star Lea Michele offscreen, who was always by his side, even during his rehab stint. When he was admitted, she told PEOPLE, “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision.” She has not responded yet to the news, but her camp has kindly asked the public to respect her privacy.
The last we heard of Monteith, he had finished his rehab stint on April 26. He was also working on several films (All the Wrong Reasons’ and ‘McCanick’), which may have been in post-production.
20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting company released a joint statement that reads:
“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.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cory Monteith and his family. We are devastated by the news.
Very sad news about Cory our hearts go out to his family, friends and all his fans. Thoughts are with you.
— the wanted (@thewanted) July 14, 2013
RIP Cory. Thoughts go out to his family and friends, and all his adoring fans. So sad x
— Thomas Parker (@TomTheWanted) July 14, 2013
So sad to hear the news about Cory Monteith. Praying for his family and friends.
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) July 14, 2013
Cory Monteith, may your spirit be at peace, and may you fly with the angels… Heartbreaking, my prayers are with all of his loved ones!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 14, 2013
just woke up to the news of cory monteith’s death. my heart is completely broken. sending all my love and prayers to his family + loved ones
— christina perri (@christinaperri) July 14, 2013
#RIPCoryMonteith shocking and heartbreaking. Prayers, condolences and love.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 14, 2013
— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) July 14, 2013
Speechless. And for the worst reason.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 14, 2013