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'Glee' Star Cory Monteith Found Dead at 31

'Glee' star Cory Monteith has been found dead at age 31. 

Monteith was found on Saturday night in a hotel room in Vancouver, according to CNN. The cause of the actor's death is currently unknown, though foul play is not suspected. Monteith did spend time earlier this year in rehab, following a long history of struggles with substance addiction starting back when he was only 13 years old. He left rehab on April 26. 

USA Today is reporting that he died of a drug overdose, though this has not been officially confirmed. Monteith played Finn Hudson on 'Glee' since the show's premiere in 2009. He was slated to return for the show's fifth season, which was to begin shooting later this year. 

As of this writing, none of Monteith’s co-stars have publically commented on his death. Only Mark Salling, one of his ‘Glee’ castmates, tweeted “no” as news of Monteith’s death broke. 

"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,” wrote his publicist, Melissa Kates, in an email announcement. 

We’ll keep you posted on any more news that breaks regarding the circumstances of Monteith’s sudden and tragic death. 

Monteith’s Twitter followers received the actor’s final public words on Friday; in his final two tweets, the actor expressed confusion -- and later understanding -- regarding what exactly SyFy’s ‘Sharknado’ was about. 

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Written by: mcpherson
Jul 14th, 2013, 12:03 am

Images courtesy of FOX


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Message Posted On Jul 19th, 2013, 9:22 pm

The irony is that the number of people that die from the black market effects of the prohibition of drugs vastly outweigh the number of people who die from the toxicity of the drug itself. Any time one uses drugs from the black market, instead of from a regulated market, who knows what the drug has been cut with, what other substances it shouldn't be taken with or what the proper dosage to be taken is. It isn't like dealers include warning labels. At least with the current medical marijuana industry -- coming out of the black market -- you are seeing the beginnings of testing for THC and CBD percentages as well as the presence of herbicides and pesticides.


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Message Posted On Jul 16th, 2013, 3:11 pm

So another druggie died....big whoop.

It's ilegal for a reason people.

Hundred's-thousand's die each week to drugs, but because this one was on a tv programe it's all "oh it's so sad" or "its heart breaking".

If they take the drugs, it's there risk. If they snuff it, whoop de doo, they shouldn't get any sympathy.

This might come across as being heartless, but this is the real world people, until something's done this won't be the last person to overdose.


Message Posted On Jul 15th, 2013, 6:34 pm
Stop doing drugs kids

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Message Posted On Jul 14th, 2013, 5:25 pm

Sadly considering his history, it wouldn't be at all surprising if it was an overdose. Although as odd as it seems, I do hope it was an unforeseen medical condition, heart problem or maybe an aneurysm.

It's sad for him that he (perhaps) couldn't escape his addiction & sad for all those who knew him.


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Message Posted On Jul 14th, 2013, 8:41 am

This is just so shocking, unexpected and heartbreaking. Way too young to go, RIP Cory. I read that he and Lea was supposed to be getting married in a couple of weeks so now she has to go from planning their wedding to planning his funeral instead, how utterly heartbreaking this must be for her.


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Message Posted On Jul 14th, 2013, 5:43 am

I find this to be really sad.. He, like Heath, had his whole life ahead of him. My kids loved this show.. it just won't be the same.. My heart breaks for Lea Michelle.


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