“Finn” from Glee died

Cory Monteith, the young actor who played Finn Hudson on the Fox TV show “Glee” was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada at noon on Saturday, July 13, 2013. The police reported his death during a press conference that evening.

Monteith, who was reportedly dating Glee costar Lea Michele, was 31.  He left rehab at the end of April.

Monteith returned to his hotel room alone, according to hotel security surveillance, missed his check out time, and the staff found him dead in the room.

LOS ANGELES - AUG 06: CORY MONTEITH arrives to the "Glee the 3D Concert Movie" World Premiere on August 06, 2011 in Westwood, CA (DFree / Shutterstock.com)

LOS ANGELES – AUG 06: CORY MONTEITH arrives to the “Glee the 3D Concert Movie” World Premiere on August 06, 2011 in Westwood, CA (DFree / Shutterstock.com)

Here’s Monteith performing with costar, and real-life girlfriend, Lea Michele, in a memorable performance of “Don’t Stop Believing.” After the video, the police report with more details on Monteith’s death.

Here are more details from the Vancouver Police Department:

Shortly after noon today, the Vancouver Police received a call from the BC Ambulance Service regarding a sudden death in a room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel at 1038 Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.

Police attended within minutes of the call and paramedics advised the man in the room was clearly deceased. Coroner’s staff did attend the scene.

Lea Michele & Cory Monteith at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. January 27, 2013 Los Angeles, CA Picture: Paul Smith (Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)

Lea Michele & Cory Monteith at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. January 27, 2013 Los Angeles, CA Picture: Paul Smith (Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)

The deceased has been identified as 31-year-old actor Cory Monteith, who achieved great fame on the popular TV series Glee.

Before I give further information, 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 his tragic death.

Mr. Monteith checked into the hotel in July 6th and was due to check out of the room today. There were others with Mr. Monteith in his room earlier last night, but video and fob key entries show him returning to his room by himself in the early morning hours and we believe he was alone when he died.

When he missed his check-out time, staff went to the room at noon and found his body.

We know there will be considerable interest in this case, and we have detectives assigned to the case who attended with our Forensic Identification Unit to examine the scene, to ensure to the extent possible that there are no unanswered questions.

Hotel video has been secured as well as room access records. Our investigators have spoken with hotel staff, who are providing the utmost in cooperation.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. The Coroner will be determining the next steps with respect to establishing cause of death, but all indications are that there was no foul play.

Cory Monteith, Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer at the 2011 People's Choice Awards - Press Room, Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. 01-05-11 (Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)

Cory Monteith, Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards – Press Room, Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. 01-05-11 (Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)


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  • Dont Stop Believin

    now glee stoped playing without him or what whapened after he died?

  • queen

    I…I know what it felt like to lose someone so loving I just lost y best friend Christopher this 2012 I felt like someone us shot me but still standing Rachael from glee I cry wit you I love u glee or than I love my self because you help me realize something hope I don’t lose everyone know heel be n our hearts everyone don’t stop believe fin r.i.p

  • diana tran

    he accutaly died?omg i love glee i havent watched it for so long like for 2 years and when i was about to watch it guess wat my friends told me he died and now i cry everyday

  • Louniel Cabatana

    W3 miss you…

  • Thommie Ghunn

    Finn and Rachel were suppose to get married before he had died but look now he has already been dead

  • QueenOfCookies

    Iii….. can’t.. believe it!!!!!! Rachel was supposed to be falling in love with finn on glee and this tragidic event happened!
    R.I.P finn you were a great actor!!

  • Anne

    What a shame, so much talant gone so soon!

  • Jonas Grumby

    Same here. Just been sad all day thinking about this and Treyvon. Just, well . . . sad.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    And the opposing team did that song on Glee once.

  • Thom Allen

    So sad. It may have been an overdose. But he admitted using heavily since he was 16. In that time, he could have done some serious damage to kis heart, liver, lungs, kidneys and other organs. That may have contributed to this.

    Addiction is an awful disease. Remember Amy Winehouse? Her father went public begging her friends, fans, boyfriend and management team not to get her drugs or let her drink. Amy resisted treatment, even sang “Rehab:”

    “They tried to make me go to rehab, I said no, no, no

    Yes I’ve been black and when I come back, you’ll know, know, know

    I ain’t got the time

    And if my daddy thinks I’m fine

    Just try to make me go to rehab I won’t go, go, go

    I’d rather be at home with Ray

    I ain’t got seventy days

    Cos there’s nothing,there’s nothing you can teach me

    That I can’t learn from Mr Hathaway.”

    Another tragedy.

  • Jimmy

    Damn. A very talented person gone WAY too young.

  • lilyannerose

    It was the “Don’t Stop Believing” that turned me into a fan of the show whether it was good, bad or indifferent. Cory Monteith had this shine to him that I’m certainly going to miss.

  • Indigo

    May he rest in peace.

  • S1AMER

    Agreed. Mark Alexander’s “joke” was anything but funny.

  • Jonas Grumby

    How terribly, terribly sad. I have children older than he. Every time I look at this story this morning, tears well up for his parents, other family, and friends. Tragic.

  • JozefAL

    I’m not sure what’s worse–your comment or the four pieces of scum who upvoted it.
    You want proof of “no justice in the world?” Dick Cheney lives on.
    Or Mark Alexander lives on.

  • gowian

    Vancouver is heroin central. I’d put money on that garbage being the cause.

  • http://voenixrising.com/ Mark Alexander

    And yet Justin Bieber lives on. There is no justice in the world.

  • voltronforce

    I hate it when young talented people die early. Especially when I have watched them so many times on tv and the internet streaming.

  • http://buddybest.tripod.com/index.html BuddyNovinski

    I immediately thought of Andy Gibb, whose heart stopped at age 30 after years of cocaine abuse.

  • star

    im so sad he died one of my fave actors from the best show of all time died :( why ? did this have to happen

  • S1AMER

    I suspect it will turn out that drugs took another young life. So sad.

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