These are the kind of stories you hear and hope they are something a kin to a Twitter hoax. But sadly this was not some kind of ill-conceived joke, this time the news is tragically real. It was announced late on Saturday night that Glee star Cory Monteith has died at the far too young age of 31.
CNN confirmed the devastating news that on some time on Saturday, Cory Monteith died while staying at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel.
So far there are no details except that the police in Vancouver have ruled out foul play. But odds are, his issues with drugs were involved. He was to check out on Saturday, but when he didn’t, reportedly, the housekeeping staff entered the room and found him.
Cory has played Finn Hudson on Glee since 2009, and took a short break from production earlier this year when he voluntarily checked himself into rehab in March for substance abuse. He had previously been in rehab when was 19. He once told Parade magazine that he admitted that he would do, “anything and everything, as much as possible,” adding that, “I had a serious problem.” His first rehab stint happened after his mom and friends staged an intervention. But the lure of drugs was too strong and he fell back into bad habits.
This time around with his struggle, he had his girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele. “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this,” she told the Hollywood Reporter. “I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”
Another young star gone too fast. Our condolences to his family, friends, and his many many fans.
In honor of Cory Monteith, here are some unforgettable moments from the show…