Cory Monteith Passes Away

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Sad news has once again hit Hollywood.

This morning, Glee star, Cory Monteith was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver, Saturday.

The 31-year-old actor was staying at the Fairmont Pacific Hotel which he had been schedule to stay at from July 6 to July 13. Upon missing his check out time, someone was sent to check up on him which led to the discovery of his lifeless body, alone in his room on the 21st floor.

According to Acting Vancouver Police Chief Doug LaPard, there was no evidence of foul playing being involved in his sudden death, but have said that they will not be discussing what they found inside of the actor’s room. The authorities also revealed that Monteith had been dead for several hour before being found. The cause of death, at least for now, has not been revealed.

The actor had checked into the hotel last Saturday and was not staying with his girlfriend, fellow Glee star, Lea Michele who was seen just a few days back in Mexico.

The police do have video of the actor returning to the hotel room earlier that morning by himself. Following the discovering, his family was quickly notified, before a press conference was held. Out of respect for the family, the authorities wanted to confirm his passing so no one would become intrusive and invade the family in their time of grieving.

“We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss,” a rep for Monteith said in a statement.

Also following suit, a statement from Glee executive producers, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company has also been released, “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.”

Earlier this year, Monteith checked into a drug addiction treatment facility in April for substance abuse which he had been fighting against since the age of 13. He had been very open about his substance abuse and even admitted to starting doing drugs at the age of 13 and going into rehab for the first time at the age of 19.

‘Glee’s’ Darren Criss Heads Out on Tour

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Gleeks, rejoice.

Just a few days ago, Darren Criss was asked if he would be going out on tour anytime soon. The actor cryptically revealed that he wouldn’t be able to answer that question and that they should just wait for an announcement. Well, the announcement finally came today. The “Listen Up…”Summer Tour will start on May 29th in San Francisco and end on June 30th in Silver Springs, MD.

Criss released the following statement about his upcoming, first tour:

 “I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the summer than being on the road and doing live shows. I wanted to do something bigger than what I’ve done before — more cities and new music. It’s a real opportunity for me to connect with all the people who’ve supported me through the years, as well as a chance to get new folks excited. It’s gonna be a party for everyone!”

Fan pre-sales will start on April 25 at 10:00 AM at Facebook.com/DarrenCriss and general ticket sales will start on April 27 at 10:00 AM.

TOUR DATES:

May 29 – San Francisco – The Fillmore
May 30 – Los Angeles – House of Blues
May 31 – Anaheim, Calif. – House of Blues
June 3 – Dallas – House of Blues
June 4 – Houston – House of Blues
June 6 – Nashville, Tenn. – The Cannery Ballroom
June 7 – Indianapolis – Deluxe at Old National Centre
June 8 – Chicago – House of Blues
June 10 – Minneapolis – Varsity Theater
June 12 – Toronto – Phoenix Concert Theatre
June 13 – Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sonic Lunch/Michigan Theatre *FREE SHOW
June 14 – Cleveland – House of Blues
June 27 – New York – Roseland Ballroom
June 28 – Philadelphia – Theatre of Living Arts
June 29 – Boston – House of Blues
June 30 – Silver Spring, Md. – The Fillmore

Cory Monteith Voluntarily Checks into Rehab

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In what could be the most “out of nowhere” news to come out of the weekend, Glee star, Cory Monteith, has entered a rehab facility.

According to a press release given by his publicist to People Magazine, he 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.”

Lea Michele, Monteith’s girlfriend and fellow cast mate went on to release a statement after the news hit. “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision,” she told People Magazine as well.

Following the line of statements about the actor’s voluntarily check-in was the show that made him a household name. “Cory is a beloved member of the Glee family and we fully support his decision to seek treatment. Everyone at the show wishes him well and looks forward to his return,” the show released in a statement.

This is not Monteith’s first time dealing with drug issues and going into rehab. In an interview in 2011, the star admitted that he had serious drug problem before which led to an intervention with friends and family and rehab at age 19.