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Monday, July 15, 2013
RIP Cory Monteith
An autopsy is scheduled to take place for actor Cory Monteith today after his untimely death Saturday. The late Glee actor, who played Finn Hudson on the pop-cultured-loved theater tv show, had been on a trip to Vancouver. His body was found by staff members at the hotel where he was staying, The Fairmont Pacific Rim, after he failed to check out on time.
Monteith had seemingly had a slew of people over to his hotel room on Friday night, however hotel video surveillance showed that he returned to his room in the early morning by himself. The state he was in when he returned, however, is not confirmed as of yet. But while the definitive state and cause of death are still yet-to-be-determined, police have ruled out any possibility of foul play.
Prior to his passing, Cory had been open about the fact that he struggled with addiction issues and had checked himself into a rehab facility back in March of this year. This had been his second time in rehab. In June, Monteith had all the makings of optimistic and hope for his sober future when he told Glamour magazine that “‘it’s all about perseverance. Absolute perseverance. You can always get back up.” If only he had been right.
The Glee actor’s nearly on-and-off-screen girlfriend, Lea Michele, has remained silent on the tragedy to date. Michele plays Rachel Berry on Glee and had been dating Monteith for over a year when he passed. Her representatives requested that the media and the public respect her privacy during this hardship. Michele was not in the dark about Monteith’s drug addiction issues and supported him when he went to rehab. In April, Michele openly shared her unconditional support of her boyfriend’s decision, telling People magazine. “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this.”
A Facebook page aptly titled, RIP Cory Monteith, was created on Saturday after his untimely death, and as of Monday morning, had more than 669,000 likes. Clearly Mr. Monteith was popular with his fans, well-loved, and will be missed.