**HERE IS AN UPDATE ON COREY MONTEITH**
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — “Glee” actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia coroner’s office said Tuesday.
“There is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith’s death was anything other than a most tragic accident,” the office said in a statement.
The 31-year-old was found dead in his Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room on Saturday, after he didn’t check out on time. He was believed to be alone when he died.
Police said Monteith had been out with people earlier, but video and electronic records from the hotel indicated he returned to his room by himself early Saturday.
Monteith’s death recalled the lives of Heath Ledger, Corey Haim and River Phoenix — actors who battled substance abuse and died in their 20s and 30s.
Monteith had talked bluntly about struggling with addiction since he was a teenager, calling it a serious problem and telling Parade magazine in 2011 he was “lucky to be alive.”
Monteith admitted himself to a treatment facility in April for substance addiction, a representative said at the time. He also received treatment when he was 19.
“Glee,” with its catchy song-and-dance numbers and high-profile guest stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Britney Spears, became an instant hit when it debuted in 2009. Monteith served as the show’s resident hunk with a heart of gold.
Gia Milani, who recently produced and directed a Canadian film featuring Monteith, this week said Monteith “seemed healthy” when she last saw him four weeks ago in Los Angeles.
“He looked super fit and he was energetic and excited,” Milani said. She said Monteith showed no signs of a substance abuse problem while shooting the film a year ago. 😦 😦
ANOTHER *STAR* GONE TOO SOON ROCKS THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD!!
*Robert Louis Stevenson*
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Cory Monteith, who portrayed Finn Hudson on the hit TV series about a high school glee club, was found in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver.
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Another *Most Likely SUICIED*…..a wasted LIFE because of Drugs??How many more lives will the this thing called DRUG ADDICTION claim??? Yes, I know my addiction was Addicted Compulsive Gambling, but in the Recovery World we say, “addiction is addiction no matter what the type”…….One addiction can sometimes lead you to another, I know there were times when I gambled heavy, I would start drinking along with my gambling. When you tend to have an Addictive Personality* or tendencies all addictions to you can be WIDE OPEN.
See, I just don’t get it??….Where were his family, or his close friends, or co-workers???….Could NO ONE see any signs of distress, or him looking outwardly high or acting strange???…..that is what I don’t understand. Someone must have had a red flag or feelings that he wasn’t all together???….So many unanswered questions. That’s what makes this so much more *HEART BREAKING*…….‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith dead at 31July 14, 2013, 2:54 AM EST
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The Canadian actor’s body was found just after noon at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, said Vancouver police at a news conference Saturday night. They did not give a cause of death, but said foul play was not suspected.
Monteith had recently finished a stint in rehab for substance abuse, after previously seeking help for addiction at age 19.
“On behalf of the Vancouver Police, I want to pass on our condolences to the family, friends, castmates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith,” acting chief Doug LePard said. “As was the case in countless homes, I watched ‘Glee’ regularly with my daughters, and I know there will be shock and sadness in many households with the news of his tragic death.”
As Finn on “Glee,” Monteith helped make it cool again to sing on scripted shows. He served as a surrogate for those in the audience who weren’t sure about embracing music — and delivered jaw dropping renditions of songs like U2’s “One” and Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person,” FOX said in a statement on behalf of the network, the show’s producers and 20th Century Television. “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.”
Monteith had seemed to have turned a corner recently, emerging from rehab and appearing last month with longtime girlfriend and “Glee” co-star Lea Michele at a charity ball.
Police responded within minutes of receiving a call Saturday from the BC Ambulance Service regarding a death in a room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel at 1038 Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.
Upon arriving, paramedics advised the officers that Monteith was dead. Coroner’s staff was also on hand.
Officials said no cause of death was apparent, but said Monteith had been dead for several hours before his body was discovered.
According to the police statement, Monteith checked in July 6 and was due to check out Saturday. Monteith had guests Friday night, but video and key entry records show him returning by himself in the early morning, and police believe he was alone when he died.
Hotel staff discovered his body after he missed check-out.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. 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.
Born in Calgary on May 11, 1982, Monteith began his acting career in Vancouver.
An original “Glee” cast member, Monteith played Finn Hudson since the FOX series debuted in 2009. He also stars in the upcoming independent film, “All the Wrong Reasons.”
The actor admitted himself into a facility for substance addiction earlier this year and completed the treatment program in April.
Monteith is survived by his parents, Joe Monteith and Ann McGregor, and a brother, Shaun.
**R.I.P**~~Corey…..You will be missed!……**