Actor Cory Monteith, best-known for his role as Finn Hudson in the TV series Glee, has been found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, at age 31.
Monteith had been public about his battle with alcohol and drugs and had checked himself into rehab to battle substance addiction in March.
The Chicago Tribune reports Vancouver police officials said no cause of death was apparent at this time, but that Monteith had been dead for several hours before his body was discovered.
The actor’s publicist, Melissa Kates, released a statement, saying, “We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate.”
Monteith had been dating Glee costar Lea Michele for more than a year.
In 2011, he filmed a PSA for the Straight But Not Narrow campaign to help battle homophobia. Watch it below.
31 seems a little old to be in high school.
I was profoundly sad to read this. Such a talented, beautiful person gone far before his time.
Caleb in SC
@jwrappaport: I agree. JW, why are you up so late?
@yaoming: …too young to die, of course, I should have added.
@Caleb in SC: I tend to keep strange hours, although this time there’s a reason: got a new baritone ukelele and can’t put it down! That, and Return of the Jedi is on TV. I should have known better than to start watching – it’s a trap!
I had no idea he was that deep into drugs. Poor guy.
Mr. E. Jones
It was pretty clear from interviews that this guy had a great deal of pain in his life. What that pain stemmed from, who knows. But clearly it was enough to make him think that drugs would help.
A sad waste of life, youth, and talent.
Seriously? No news on Trayvon but an article on this overdose actor?
@Blablaa: Queerty are actually not an aggregate news site, they are an LGBT blog. There’s tons of sources for information on your nation ruling that racially profiling and murdering people is fine if they’re young and black.
@2eo: It has everything to do with being gay, a minority. You really don’t think this will not be us now? Later?
@Blablaa: Let’s see, one of the starts of a television show with a large gay following has died, a young actor who was an ally to the LGBT community. But you don’t think that should be covered by Queerty.
A court case with absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the LGBT community has come to a (largely unsatisfactory to most) conclusion, and is covered on just about every single news outlet in the nation, and you think that a LGBT blog that mostly caters to entertainment news should have covered that?
I don’t generally care for the importance that Queerty seems to lend to porn actors and vacuous pop artists, but here, I think you’re definitely in the wrong. Queerty has a mandate – as far as it actually HAVING a mandate – of covering “the gay agenda”. Nothing else. There’s no reason for the Zimmerman case to be covered on Queerty.
The lowest, classless of the lowest class are idiot celebrities who have to tweet or Facebook post condolences. Oh, good, they almost stopped walking to text something from the heart. And the media who swoon to print what was posted or tweeted. Classless, tasteless idiots.
And yes, I am on a blog which is nearly as bad, but at least there is content and context.
Back on topic; I liked Cory, good character actor for his age, it’s a shame he went so young.
@2eo: Queerty is singular. I’ll fix this for you:
Queerty “is” actually not an aggregate news site, “it is” an LGBT blog
@Rad: “The lowest, classless of the lowest class are idiot celebrities who have to tweet or Facebook post condolences.”
Really? The lowest of the low (among murderers, drug dealers, molesters, rapists, etc, etc) are celebs sharing their thoughts + prayers on someone who’s passed with their followers via Twitter/Facebook? You need to rethink your priorities, maybe.
Besides which, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the act itself, as it is a product of our modern forms of communication/interaction.
@Red Meat: Don’t extrapolate when there is no need. What I said is absolutely correct, albeit @ncman: is right that my sentence structure was rubbish.
I’ve never seen the guy perform in anything, or read about him so an RIP from me would be cursory at best. I feel sorry for his friends and family, 31 is far too young.
Tragic loss, RIP Cory Monteith
@2eo: If you do not know who he is, then why comment? Commenting on other’s comments, when you know absolutely nothing of the topic at hand, is the very definition of a troll.
@JT Hawkins: I”m sorry but how is he acting as a “troll”. He just said he felt sorry for the friends. The definition of a troll is someone seeking negative attention which I sure don’t see.
@Stache1: He doesn’t even know who the guy is and feels the need to comment on other’s posts, which is the very definition of being a troll.
A troll (/?tro?l/, /?tr?l/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog), either accidentally or with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
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