‘Glee’ Star Cory Monteith Dead at 31

Monteith was 31.

Cory Monteith, star of FOX’s Glee, has died at 31.

The unexpected death of Glee star Cory Monteith shocked the world this past weekend.

Vancouver police have confirmed that Monteith, 31, was found dead on Saturday at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, where he had been staying since July 6.

At a press conference on Saturday evening, a police spokesperson said that there were “no indications of foul play.” An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday, July 15.

Monteith played protagonist Finn Hudson, a high school athlete who discovered a talent and love for singing after joining his school’s glee club. Monteith won a 2011 Teen Choice Award for his performance in Glee. Monteith’s other work included a supporting role in the Selena Gomez comedy Monte Carlo and a lead role in the upcoming mystery McCanick.

20th Century Fox Television, Fox Broadcasting Company, and the executive producers of Glee released a joint statement, which read:

“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.”

 

Photo Courtesy: Parade.

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