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Glee star Cory Monteith found dead in hotel

Glee star Cory Monteith found dead in hotel

Glee’s Cory Monteith has died from unknown causes.

Monteith had checked into Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Room hotel around noon last Saturday (6 July).

The television star’s body was found in his hotel room yesterday when he failed to check out as scheduled.

Doug LePard, the acting chief of Vancouver Police, 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.

‘Mr Monteith checked into the hotel on July 6 and was due to check out of the room [on Saturday].

‘There were others with Mr Monteith in his room earlier … but video and fob key entries show him returning to his room by himself in the early morning hours and we believe he was alone when he died.’

Police believe he was alone when he died and have ruled out foul play. A post mortem examination is scheduled for Monday (15 July).

In April, Monteith had voluntarily entered rehab for substance abuse problems.

Dot-Marie Jones, who plays coach Shannon Beiste on Glee called Monteith a ‘hell of a friend’ and an ‘amazing’ man.

‘I have no words! My heart is broken,’ she posted on Twitter.

Glee producers said he was an exceptional performer ‘and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously.’

In Glee’s first episode in 2009, we came to know Monteith’s football player Finn Hudson, a teenager conflicted between choosing his love of football or his love of performing.

Since its first broadcast, the show’s characters and storylines have explored issues affecting students in today’s high schools, including gay relationships and homophobic bullying.