Actor Cory Monteith is dead. The Glee star was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room yesterday. It’s believed he’d booked into the Fairmont Pacific Rim on the 6th and was due to check out yesterday, but after he missed the check out time, hotel staff went to his room to investigate and it was there that they found his body. What terribly sad news to wake up to.
Obviously there is going to be lots of speculation about his death, following his stint in rehab earlier this year. There are no sign of fowl play and the cause of death wasn’t immediately apparent, but the autopsy will be conducted tomorrow Read more of the statement below. I’m certain there will be loads more reaction to this news in the next couple of hours, particularly from his Glee costars and his family.
Acting Chief Doug LePard
Shortly after noon today, the Vancouver Police received a call from the BC Ambulance Service regarding a sudden death in a room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel at 1038 Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.
Police attended within minutes of the call and paramedics advised the man in the room was clearly deceased. Coroner’s staff did attend the scene.
The deceased has been identified as 31-year-old actor Cory Monteith, who achieved great fame on the popular TV series Glee.
Before I give further information, on behalf of the Vancouver Police, I want to pass on our condolences to the family, friends, castmates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith. As was the case in countless homes, I watched Glee regularly with my daughters, and I know there will be shock and sadness in many households with the news of his tragic death.
Mr. Monteith checked into the hotel in July 6th and was due to check out of the room today. There were others with Mr. Monteith in his room earlier last night, but video and fob key entries show him returning to his room by himself in the early morning hours and we believe he was alone when he died.
When he missed his check-out time, staff went to the room at noon and found his body.
We know there will be considerable interest in this case, and we have detectives assigned to the case who attended with our Forensic Identification Unit to examine the scene, to ensure to the extent possible that there are no unanswered questions.
Hotel video has been secured as well as room access records. Our investigators have spoken with hotel staff, who are providing the utmost in cooperation.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. The Coroner will be determining the next steps with respect to establishing cause of death, but all indications are that there was no foul play.
Stars react to the news:
R.I.P. Cory Monteith. I just can't believe you're gone.. I'll miss you 😞 http://t.co/Kj2XPm4wbO
— Taylor Swift (@TaylorSvvltf13) July 14, 2013
Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words cant describe what they must be feeling
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) July 14, 2013
Man, I’m not a Gleek but this is very sad news for the industry. Gone too soon. Sending my condolences to his family and friends, RIP!