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.