Cory Monteith, a star of the Fox series Glee, was found dead in Vancouver on Saturday, police in Vancouver have confirmed. The Los Angeles Times reports that the body of the 31-year-old actor was discovered by staff at the Fairmount Pacific Rim Hotel shortly after noon when he missed his check-out time.
Although a cause of death has not yet been determined, Vancouver Police acting Chief Constable Doug LePard said that foul play has been ruled out. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Monteith had checked himself into treatment for drug and alcohol addiction in March, and spoke frankly about his longtime struggles with substance abuse. In a 2011 interview with Parade, he said that he had first entered rehab at the age of 19. His girlfriend and co-star Lea Michelle released a statement when he went into rehab in the spring saying "I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this . . . I am grateful and proud he made this decision."
Monteith had been a popular fixture on Glee since the show started in 2009. In 2011, his portrayal of quarterback-turned-singer Finn Hudson won him a Teen Choice Award for top actor in a comedy, and the whole cast won a Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble work in a comedy in 2010.
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