Actor Cory Monteith, best known for his role as Finn Hudson on FOX’s Glee, has died at the age of 31. His body was found in a Vancouver hotel room last night. He was just 31 years old.
Police have said that the cause of death was not immediately apparent but they have ruled out foul play. An autopsy will be conducted tomorrow.
Monteith recently completed a stint in a drug addiction treatment facility. He started using drugs at age 13 and entered rehab for the first time at 19.
Choreographer and director Adam Shankman worked with Monteith several times on Glee told CNN that he had talked to the actor on the morning of his death. He called Monteith the glue of Glee, said that he was always very welcoming to newcomers, knew his lines and congratulated fellow cast members when he thought they’d done well.
Shankman also said, “I had several interactions with him yesterday where he said that he was doing amazing. He even said “I am feeling fantastic.” I’m like everybody else, really devastated and confused by what happened.”
Monteith was set to return as a series regular for the fifth season of Glee. In May, FOX renewed the musical dramedy for seasons five and six.
What do you think? Do you have any favorite scenes or songs of Monteith’s from his work on Glee? How do you think they should handle his passing on the show?
I enjoyed when he sang “i’ll stand by you” and i enjoyed seeing him preform with other cast members. He was a talented actor and had his whole life ahead of him, my heart goes out to his family and friends.
Cory you will be missed by your fans.
I must confess that I am not a “Glee” fan, or a “Gleek” as fans of the show are called. However, I never look forward to hearing about tragedies such as these. My prayers go to Cory’s family and friends.
My favorite Cory song? There are so many! Stand By Me, many ensemble numbers, his songs with Lea Michele, but above all–The Scientist. He sang with such emotion. Awesome. He was a joy to watch, and had so many songs left to sing. He will be missed, and my heart goes out to his family, Lea Michele , and the cast and crew of Glee.
I love Glee. I loved Cory. I am Sick!!!!!!!! This show is amazing. These kids are amazing. My son was the original Gleek before the show same on. Going to play practice right after football practice and me bringing him food. I used to compare him to. Cory’s character. My heart is breaking over this. May he rest in peace.