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'Glee' Star Cory Monteith Found Dead At Age 31

'Glee' star Cory Monteith was found dead at the Fairmont Pacific Hotel on Saturday in Vancouver, Canada. he was 31.

According to police, the actor had been dead for several hours before he was found. The coroner is still investigating cause of death, but no foul play is suspected at this time.

However, authorities are not discussing further details such as what else was found in the room. And with Monteith recently out of a treatment facility for substance addiction, speculation will obviously focus on whether it was a drug overdose.

Monteith returned to his hotel room alone in the early morning hours Saturday, according to hotel surveillance.

In a 2011 interview with Parade magazine, the actor opened up about his drug use: "I'm not Finn Hudson," he said. "I'm lucky on so many counts. I'm lucky to be alive. I had a serious problem. That's when I first went to rehab. I did the stint but then went back to doing exactly what I left off doing."

Girlfriend Lea Michele (photosLea Michele photos), who was extremely supportive during Monteith's stint in rehab, hasn't released a statement.

The 26-year-old actress' publicist has asked media to "kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time."

"We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person," the producers of 'Glee' say in a statement. "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."

July 15, 2013 |

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