“Glee” star Cory Monteith dies in 31

Glee star Cory Monteith, 31, died Saturday at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in downtown Vancouver.
“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” – his publicist, Melissa Kates, confirmed to USA TODAY.
Word began to spread on Twitter at roughly 1 a.m. ET that the Glee star had died after an apparent drug overdose. CTV British Columbia, a local news station based in Vancouver, appeared to report the news first.

"Glee" star Cory Monteith dies in 31
Cory Monteith.

Canadian authorities will hope to know more about what caused the death of television actor Cory Monteith over the weekend following a scheduled Monday autopsy.
Monteith (who achieved his greatest fame as the star of the Fox series “Glee”) was found dead in his hotel room Saturday afternoon by staff at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. Monteith was due to check out of the hotel, where he had been staying since July 6, and staff went up to the room after Monteith missed the noon checkout time.
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 morning.
The Fox network and the producers of “Glee,” including 20th Century Fox Television, called Monteith an exceptional performer “and an even more exceptional person.” They said he was “a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously.” 20th Century Fox Television is owned by 21st Century Fox – the parent company of Fox News.

News of the star’s death rocked Hollywood as stars reacted via Twitter:
Ellen DeGeneres: “My heart breaks for the friends and family of Cory Monteith. What a loss.”
Nina Dobrev: “I’m gutted. Shocked and saddened to hear the news, my heart goes out to Cory’s family and friends. Let’s respect their space as they grieve.”
Kim Kardashian: “Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words can’t describe what they must be feeling.”
Lance Bass: “Devastated about the news of Cory Monteith – such an incredible guy – my thoughts are with his family and friends.”
Katy Perry: “Rest in peace Cory. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. Our prayers are with you.”
John Stamos: “We talked about how lucky he felt to be alive-and sober. We talked about playing drums. Glad i knew you Cory.”
Demi Lovato: “#RIPCoryMonteith… So unbelievably tragic. Please #prayforLea.”
Neil Patrick Harris: “How sad to read about Cory Monteith passing away. What a shame. He was a lovely, kind, talented guy and will be missed.”
Julianne Hough: “One of the kindest people I’ve ever met! My heart breaks for Cory’s family and loved ones… You will be missed and forever loved Cory!”
Dot-Marie Jones: “I have no words! My heart is broken.”
Josh Sussman: “I am so saddened to hear about Cory. He was such a great guy/Super-kind &warm.”
Harry Shum Jr: “At this time, please send nothing but love and light. This tragic news still doesn’t seem real to me. I love you Cory.”
Zooey Deschanel: “What an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man.”
Rihanna: “Cory Monteith, may your spirit be at peace, and may you fly with the angels… Heartbreaking, my prayers are with all of his loved ones!”
Sophia Bush: “I saw him a few weeks ago in NY, looking so happy. heartbreaking…”
Adam Shankman: “Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend. The lights in my world just grew dimmer. The world just lost one of our best. I love u so much…”
Kristin Chenoweth: “RIP Cory Montieth. You will be loved. Always.”
Mario Lopez: “RIP Cory Montieth… Such a nice guy, very down to earth. Incredibly sad….#TooYoungToDie”

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