‘Glee’ Actor Cory Monteith Has Passed Away At The Age Of 31


I honestly am at a loss right now … I can’t even believe words I have to type out right now. Glee actor Corey Monteith has died. After a stint in rehab just a few months ago, we learn today … tragically … that Corey was found dead in a hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia Saturday night. At this point there is no official case of death but … FUCK, this has to be the shittiest news ever. Sadly, Monteith has struggled with substance abuse for some time now … and it would appear that his demons got the better of him. He was just 31 years old :( I don’t even know what to say. This news is so tragic, so unexpected … so … wrong. Cory is gone … just like that.

Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel Saturday, Vancouver police confirmed in a press conference late Saturday night. He was 31. Born in Calgary, Monteith began his acting career in Vancouver, and was cast as Finn Hudson on the Fox musical series when it debuted in 2009. Earlier this year, Monteith admitted himself into a facility for substance addiction, He was released in April. According to police, the actor was out Friday night with friends and returned to his room alone in the early morning hours. He died in his room on the 21st floor of the hotel, having checked in July 6. He was due to check out Saturday. When he missed his scheduled checkout time at noon, hotel staff went in to check. The cause of death was not immediately apparent. Police said there were no indications of foul play but would not discuss what, if anything, was found in room.

I’m really … crushed by this news. I knew that Cory was dealing with drug addiction but, damn, I never dreamed it would result in his sudden death like this. I really believed that he was working hard on his recovery but … man, his death like this is just hard to stomach. His Glee co-star and real life girlfriend Lea Michele has been by his side thruout his struggles, I cannot even begin to imagine the pain she must be enduring right now. We should send all of our love and prayers to Corey’s family and friends in their time of need. I just can’t believe he’s gone. Cory Monteith was so talented, so full of promise. I hope he is resting well right now. He will be missed.


  • Sofia

    This was honestly more shocking than the george zimmerman verdict. THis is so out of left field and tragic that I dont even have words. I really did not believe that his addiction was at this level. RIP Cory. Too soon.

    that being said. was he and lea michele actually still together. they haven’t been spotted together in forever, she has not tweeted about their relationship in a while and she just went out vacation with a girlfriend. either way my heart goes out to her and the rest of his loved ones.

  • Lulu

    I heard they were engaged? Don’t know… but either way, horrifying for her, and all his friends & family.

    My stomach hurt when I read the news earlier, and it still does. ugh. ugh. ugh.

    Rest in Peace Cory…

  • Joan

    Unreal. So upsetting, so wrong.

  • superjosh

    I couldn’t believe this when I read the news. My stomach just instantly tied up in a knot. :(

    This is so devastatingly sad. I was already bummed by the major fail that was the Zimmerman trial that I was not prepared for this. RIP Cory! Now all I can think about is that homemade Glee audition tape he made and how innocent a time that probably was.

  • Em

    Such sad news. However I think it’s too early to just assume it was due to his substance abuse, especially considering he has voluntarily tried to fight those demons.

    The coroner will determine it in the days to come, but I feel at this time the media and public should just respect his family and await confirmed details of his cause of death to save the speculation. It could be long-term effects from a history of substance abuse for example, or it could be totally non-related. All in all, it’s news I didn’t want to see, especially as others have pointed out the Zimmerman case – RIP.

  • Reagan

    I am in utter shock like all of you. My stomach just sank when I read that. I thought he was doing better. I didn’t expect this to happen at all. I wonder if he was still in a relationship with Lea Michelle? Poor her if they were still together. I still can’t believe it. I am just so sad now.

  • Monicaaa

    So unbelievably sad about this news. He seemed like the nicest, most genuine guy and he was so talented. I’ve been a Lea Michele fan since I saw her in Spring Awakening and my heart goes out to her right now and everyone else who loved him. Gone too soon. May he rest in peace.

  • Sandy!

    This is horrible.
    At the risk of sounding like a DARE officer, if this was an overdose, I hope the younger audiences of Glee will take this as a lesson. Drugs aren’t worth your life.
    31 is way too young to die. I’ll be praying for this man’s family. It’s just so sad :/

  • Jill

    I couldn’t help but start to cry while out at a bar tonight. He was WAY too young and talented to go so soon, and this is another reminder that none of us are invincible. Let this be a lesson to those that think this can’t happen to them, because it can and it’s beyond devastating.

    It’s damn near impossible to stomach and I am simply a fan. I feel like I lost a friend tonight. I can only imagine how his real friends and family members feel. My deepest and most heartfelt prayers, thoughts, and positive vibes are being sent their way.

    Cory Monteith is the epitome of “gone too soon.” RIP

  • adam

    I’m not a Glee fan, but this is truly tragic. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to Lea, his family, and his loved ones. Of course, we don’t ‘know’ the cause of death, but I think we can all make a good 80%+ guess. How many young talents do we need to loose before we say, “enough” and have an honest national conversation about drugs?

  • Samantha

    Honestly, what terrible news to wake and hear. I’m absolutely crushed. I hope that drugs wasn’t involved. My heart is broken for his family his Love and his fans. I’m such a big fan of Glee and I was cheering for him when he went back to treatment for his struggles.

  • Nicole O’Brien

    Absolutely devastating, tragic news. I’m at a loss for words. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. :(

  • Juneh

    This is horrible :(

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  • ClaireMichelle

    I actually found if difficult to go to sleep last night after hearing this absolutely shocking news. I was just waiting for it to be a mistake. Wow. He was way too young for this to happen. And I always heard how much of a gentleman he was, just a good guy. So, so sad. My heart hurts for his family, Lea, his fans, and all of his friends. This is just beyond comprehension. Such a talented, nice guy… Heartbreaking.

  • JeniLeeSK8

    I’ve never been truly heartbroken when a celeb died but this is just crushing me. He seemed so sweet and down to earth and I feel horrible for his family and for Lea. So so sad. If in fact it was an overdose, I hope all the Glee fans take this as a lesson. I thought it was odd that he was out of rehab in less than a month but I was really hoping he had made a full recovery. Ugh this is awful.

  • Gem

    Such a sad loss :( He was a star and I will always remember how great he was on Glee. RIP xx

  • Ashleigh

    so sad… my husband died 4.5 months ago.. I know the pain Lea is going through and it is pure pure HELL! I pray one day his family and cast mates will find peace.

  • Ella

    What a sh*tty morning. This is shocking and so very sad. He and I were the same age and as much as I complain about being ‘old’ this truly puts everything into perspective. He was too young and had so much ahead of him. RIP Cory and prayers for his family and friends.

  • rachel

    this is such horribly sad news. his family and friends must be devastated. i don’t have words to finish this. how deeply deeply sad…

  • janaegal

    It’s such a strange thing to be so affected by a stranger’s passing. I’ve felt this numerous times when a celebrity I like dies, I feel almost silly for being so strongly upset. It’s a odd paradox. But I woke up still feeling heavy about the news of Cory’s passing and I can’t stop imagining what Lea Michele must be going through. It’s just a sad, final reminder that life is not only short, but incredibly unpredictable. I’ll be holding my loved ones a little closer today.

  • nicole

    when i read about this on twitter..i thought for sure it was a “twitter death”. i cant believe it. i really have no words. all i can say is my thoughts are with his family & friends.

  • Karen

    This is just shocking.

    I hadn’t checked news or anything today, just trying to get some housework done. Then when I finally did, the very first thing I saw was a headline about Cory, and the very second thing I saw was the Zimmerman verdict.

    I am not kidding, I honestly felt I was in some alternate reality for a moment. It felt like I was reading April Fools Day “news” or something, but it made no sense why that was happening. I actually had to stop for a moment and comprehend that this news was real.

    What stunning news, both tragedies. How awful.

  • Leah

    He was my age.
    This is just so tragic :(
    Honestly, I think this is the first celeb death I’ve actually cried over, and I didn’t even know him.
    Gone too soon :(

  • Ben@PR

    So shocking and so sad. I don’t know what the cause was but he went to rehab. That means he wanted to improve his health. He was very low-profile and never was involved in any kind of scandals which I admire and looked what happened. I wasn’t a fan of Glee at all but this is big loss and too soon. My condolences to his family and friends.

  • Kayla

    I met Cory and Lea once here in Victoria. They were having brunch together in the same restaurant I was working in and I ended up serving them. They both seemed so nice and genuinely happy to be together. I was a huge glee fan in the beginning and although I’ve quit watching recently I can’t believe how strongly this news has affected me. I am so shocked and upset. Really terrible news. His family, friends and Lea are definitely in my thoughts today.

  • whit

    As an avid, Glee watcher, I’m still emotional about this. Between the Zimmerman verdict and Cory’s unfortunate passing. This week will be hard.

  • Amber

    So, so sad……….

  • Joel V

    Disbelief and sadness. I just spent the rest of that night watching Glee clips with Cory on YouTube. One of my favorites was with him and Lea singing the “Borderline/Open Your Heart” mashup from the Madonna episode. In addition to his talent he was also a great human being, evidenced among other things by his outspoken support for the LGBT community. Thanks Cory, RIP.
    -Gleek for life

  • Leah

    CNN says his death was caused by “mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alchohol.”

    More details, no doubt, to come.