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Glee Star Cory Monteith who play Finn Hudson dead at 31

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/14/showbiz/glee-star-dead/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

(CNN) -- Cory Monteith, who played heart throb Finn Hudson in the Fox hit "Glee," was found dead in a Vancouver, Canada, hotel room Saturday, police said. He was 31.
 
Vancouver police said the cause of death was not immediately apparent, but they ruled out foul play.
 
Medical examiners will conduct an autopsy Monday.
 
Monteith's body was discovered by staff members at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel after he missed his checkout time, acting Chief Constable Doug LePard told reporters.
 
Monteith apparently had several people over to his room at one point Friday night, but LePard said Monteith, who had checked in July 6, was seen on hotel surveillance video returning to his room in the early morning hours by himself.

The glue of Glee

Adam Shankman, who directed an episode for each of the past three seasons, told CNN's Poppy Harlow that he had talked to Monteith on Saturday morning. The actor said he wanted to come down to California to Jet Ski.
 
Shankman said Monteith was the glue of "Glee." He was always welcoming, whether it was to a guest director or a new cast member, Shankman said.
 
The actor knew all of his lines when filming began each time and would congratulate his fellow cast members when he thought they did well.
 
"He showed up every day and he was a delight," Shankman said.
 
'My heart is broken'
 
One of his castmates on "Glee," Mark Salling, tweeted a simple "no" after police held their news conference.
 
Celebrities react to Monteith's death
 
Dot-Marie Jones, who plays the football coach at the fictional William McKinley High tweeted: "I have no words! My heart is broken. Cory was not only a hell of a friend, he was one amazing man that I will hold close to my heart forever.
 
"I am blessed to have worked with him and love him so much! My heart is with his family and our whole Glee family! I love you all!"
 
Share your memories of Monteith
 
Offscreen, Monteith was dating co-star Lea Michele.
 
He was madly in love with her, Shankman said. "He felt like it had renewed his spirit."
 
Struggles with substance abuse
 
Monteith spent time in rehab this year, checking into a drug addiction treatment facility in late March.
 
He had been frank about his struggles with substance abuse, telling Parade magazine in 2011 that he began using drugs at 13, and by 19 went into rehab after his mother and friends intervened.
 
"I had several interactions with him yesterday where he said that he was doing amazing," Shankman said. "He even said I am feeling fantastic. I'm like everybody else, really devastated and confused by what happened."
 
Remembering Monteith as Finn on 'Glee'
 
Awards for show
 
Monteith had been on the musical comedy show since it began in 2009.
 
On the show, Monteith played the dim quarterback of the football team at the Ohio high school who is forced to join the glee club. After graduation, he comes back to town and helps direct a musical at the school.
 
In 2011, he won a Teen Choice Award for top actor in a comedy. The show's cast won a Screen Actors Guild Award for an ensemble in a comedy the previous year.
 
He was in three projects that are in post-production, according to the Internet Movie Database.
 
One of them was a movie entitled "All The Wrong Reasons," also starring Kevin Zegers.
 
"I've never lost a friend this close. This feels like a mistake," Zegers wrote.

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 14, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 14, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Another one bites the dust...another life wasted away to drugs. No sympathies. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jul. 14, 2013 at 4:29 PM
I cried last night when I found out. I know it's silly to cry over someone you didn't know, but I am a fan of Glee and I really enjoyed his presence on screen. I can't imagine what his family and friends, especially Lea Michele, must be feeling. It's truly devastating to lose such a talented, young person.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 14, 2013 at 4:32 PM

I liked the first three seasons then life got busy and I just stopped watching the show.  I've never had an addiction unless you count my morning coffee as one.  I do have empathy for him and anyone who is battling an addiction in their life.  It can't be easy.


Quoting Anonymous:

I cried last night when I found out. I know it's silly to cry over someone you didn't know, but I am a fan of Glee and I really enjoyed his presence on screen. I can't imagine what his family and friends, especially Lea Michele, must be feeling. It's truly devastating to lose such a talented, young person.


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jul. 14, 2013 at 4:36 PM

My daughter told me last night. I'm sad for his friends and family. Because I'm not a heartless bitch.

bandgeek521
by on Jul. 14, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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See, I hate this. He struggled with addiction and was trying to overcome it, and if it comes back that his death was related to drugs too many people are going to allow it to completely dismiss or overshadow everything else about who he was or what he did with his life. I've never dealt with addiction, but I can't imagine that it's something so cut and dry as saying "no sympathies." And maybe this sort of stigma or prejudice is why so many who could or should go to get help don't...


Quoting Anonymous:

Another one bites the dust...another life wasted away to drugs. No sympathies. 



phantomphan
by Platinum Member on Jul. 14, 2013 at 4:44 PM
nothing for his friends or family? his girlfriend? really?

and i see you're so brave to hide behind anon.


Quoting Anonymous:

Another one bites the dust...another life wasted away to drugs. No sympathies. 

Bigmetalchicken
by Ruby Member on Jul. 14, 2013 at 4:45 PM

It is so sad.  I am not a fan of the show, but he always seemed like such a nice guy in interviews. And he was talented. Such a waste. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 14, 2013 at 4:55 PM


Where I grew up is notorious for addicts. My family is full or druggies and alcoholics. They had plenty of choices to stay away from it in the first place and they chose not to. Instead destroying themselves and their families.  I really can not have any sympathy for anyone (especially celebrities who have it all) who can't control themselves in that manner. They chose the destructive behavior and met their consequence. 

Quoting bandgeek521:

See, I hate this. He struggled with addiction and was trying to overcome it, and if it comes back that his death was related to drugs too many people are going to allow it to completely dismiss or overshadow everything else about who he was or what he did with his life. I've never dealt with addiction, but I can't imagine that it's something so cut and dry as saying "no sympathies." And maybe this sort of stigma or prejudice is why so many who could or should go to get help don't...


Quoting Anonymous:

Another one bites the dust...another life wasted away to drugs. No sympathies. 





Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 14, 2013 at 4:57 PM


Sure for his family and friends I have some sympathy. I feel bad they have to deal with his death and hopefully they learn from his mistake.   But for him, no, I have no sympathies. 

Quoting phantomphan:

nothing for his friends or family? his girlfriend? really?

and i see you're so brave to hide behind anon.


Quoting Anonymous:

Another one bites the dust...another life wasted away to drugs. No sympathies. 



Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jul. 14, 2013 at 5:02 PM
im not surprised. sorry. I
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