'Glee' star Cory Monteith found dead in hotel in Canada

Cory Monteith, who played heart throb
Finn Hudson in the Fox hit "Glee," was found
dead in a Vancouver hotel room Saturday, police
said. He was 31.
Vancouver police said the cause of death was not
immediately apparent, but they ruled out foul
Medical examiners will conduct an autopsy
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.
He had checked into his room July 6.
The actor apparently had several people over to
his room at one point Friday night, but LePard
said Monteith was seen on hotel surveillance
video returning to his room in the early morning
hours by himself.
One of his castmates on "Glee," Mark Salling,
tweeted a simple "no" after police held their
news conference.
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!"
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.

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