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"Glee" Actor Cory Monteith Dies In Hotel

7:03 AM, Jul 14, 2013   |    comments
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Vancouver, British Columbia -- Glee" star Cory Monteith was found dead on Saturday at a hotel in Vancouver, Canada, police said.

31-year-old Monteith was found dead at the Pacific Rim Hotel in the downtown section of the city, Vancouver Police Department acting chief Doug LePard told a news conference.

"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 the room within minutes of the call and paramedics advised the man in the room was clearly deceased. Coroner's staff did attend the scene. The deceased has been identified as 31-year-old actor Cory Monteith, who achieved great fame on the popular TV series Glee," LePard said.

"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," he added.

In April, a representative for Monteith, whose "Glee" character Finn was a high school football player turned enthusiastic glee club - or musical group - singer, said the actor was at a rehabilitation facility for an unspecified substance addiction.

Monteith had checked into the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on July 6, and was due to check out on Saturday, LePard told reporters. Others were in the hotel room with Monteith on Friday night, but evidence including his fob key entries indicate he returned to his room by himself early on Saturday and was alone when he died, police said.

Monteith's spokeswoman, Melissa Kates, said in a statement: "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate."

An autopsy on Monteith was set for Monday (July 15), LePard said.

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