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Glee Star Cory Monteith Found Dead In Hotel Room, Aged 31

Published April 26, 2014 by gossipzoo

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BBC News reports this morning that Glee star Cory Monteith, best known for his role as Finn Hudson on the FX series Glee, has been found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver. Police say he was found dead at the Pacific Rim Hotel in the city centre on Saturday and although the cause of death is not being disclosed but foul play has been ruled out.

He had reportedly checked into rehab beforehand due to a drug related issue.

Monteith had played the Finn Hudson on the show since it began in 2009. In 2011, he won a Teen Choice award for top actor in a comedy. The show’s cast won a Screen Actors Guild award for an ensemble in a comedy the prior year. In my opinion, he was one of the best actors on the show, and he will be terribly missed. He also starred in Monte Carlo in 2011 and had a recurring role on the series Kyle XY. Whilst no details about his death have been released, an autopsy is confirmed for July 15th. In reaction to his death his publicist had this to say.

“We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss.”

At the age of only 31, this news is incredibly tragic. The star was reported to be engaged to his Glee co- star Lea Michele, who also plays his girlfriend on the show. Our thoughts are with the friends and family who were all blessed to have known and worked with this young actor.

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CORY MONTEITH Plays Drug Addict In Last Movie Before Death

Published April 20, 2014 by gossipzoo

CORY MONTEITH plays a drug addict in the last movie that he filmed before his death over the weekend, Hollywood news has learned.

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The final movie role of Cory Monteith, one of our favorite “Glee” stars who accidentally died last Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room due to a toxic mixture of alcohol and heroin, reflects his longtime struggle with substance abuse.

In real life, the actor has voluntarily checked himself into rehab a few times to control his addiction. But in his upcoming movie, “McCanick” (which is currently in post-production), Monteith plays an addict who gets sent to prison on murder charges and is hunted down by two detectives (David Morse and Mike Vogel) after being released on parole.

The film’s director, Josh C. Waller, dishes to the Los Angeles Times about Monteith‘s controversial role:

“He was very vocal about his past, and said he wanted to tap into things from his youth that he hadn’t been able to use as an actor yet. He didn’t say it was a cathartic experience, but you could sense it.”

Waller then reveals that they met just three weeks ago to watch a finished cut of the film project, which Cory had a pretty good reaction to. The director says:

“He sent me an email later that evening after the screening saying he was so thankful and had a lot of pride in the role. He was nervous and scared – but it was that good fear. He said something along the lines of – ‘I can’t wait to find out the release date so that I can tell the world about it.'”

It’s unclear when the movie will be released, but it looks like it won’t be anytime soon, in light of the recent tragedy. Waller explains:

“It’s tricky, because you know there’s a group of people that want to see the movie because it’s his last film – but by no means does anybody want to exploit the tragedy. I want people to see the movie, because Cory deserves that. People would ultimately see that he had a lot more to offer artistically, and it’s a shame that this happened because now he can’t explore that.”

We can’t help but agree with that.

Will you be watching “McCanick” when it comes out?

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CORY MONTEITH Cremated, Father Not Invited To Private Viewing

Published April 19, 2014 by gossipzoo

According to recent star news, CORY MONTEITH‘s body was cremated on Tuesday… and his father wasn’t invited to the private viewing of his body prior to the cremation.

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Following the completion of the Cory Monteith‘s autopsy on Monday, which revealed that the late actor’s death was caused by the toxic mixture of heroin and alcohol, Cory‘s mother, brother, and girlfriend Lea Michele (who’s been grieving with the Monteith family over the past few days) joined together in Vancouver for a private viewing of his body before it was cremated on Tuesday.

One person, however, was not present to grieve with the family throughout the whole thing: Cory‘s dad, Joe Monteith.

TMZ reports:

Joe Monteith – who is divorced from Cory‘s mom Ann – tells TMZ … he was informed of the cremation after the fact, adding he’s “totally devastated” he didn’t get a chance to see Cory‘s body.”

The site continues:

“We’re told Cory‘s body was released yesterday to his mom, and she decided to hold a viewing at the hospital with Lea and Cory‘s brother Shaun. Following the viewing, we’re told Cory‘s mom decided to have him cremated.”

Joe Monteith says of the exclusion:

“I always loved both my sons and am going to miss Cory very very much. I’m saddened at the fact that I couldn’t have been there to see my son before he was cremated.”

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Lea Michele Breaks Silence For The First Time Since Cory Monteith’s Death

Published August 31, 2013 by gossipzoo

Lea Michele has broken her silence for the first time following Cory Moneith‘s death.

The 26-year-old Glee star, who had been dating Cory for over year before his passing, posted this message to Twitter Monday morning:

Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart.

– Lea Michele (@msleamichele) July 29, 2013

The cast of Glee came together to hold a private memorial service for their late costar this past Thursday. Cast members, including Dianna Agron, Darren Criss and Kevin McHale, were seen gathering at AOC restaurant in West Hollywood after the service.

Cory Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on July 13th after an accidental overdose involving heroin and alcohol. He was 31 years old.

Cory Monteith: An ‘Enduring Sweetness’ on Glee

Published July 23, 2013 by gossipzoo

Cory Monteith arrived in our homes in 2009 in a happy burst of music, color and youth called Glee.

The news of his death in a Vancouver hotel room comes with the shock of someone dying at only age 31 (he seemed more like 22) – and also with the realization that he takes with him that music, color and youth.

Monteith was Finn Hudson, tall, handsome in a clean, square way. He looked like an old-fashioned teenage dreamboat dropped down in a school so up-to-the-minute in its heterogeneous mix he might have seemed out of place – like Ronald Reagan turning up in his brown suit to audition for the annual musical (Rent, say).

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But Monteith had an open-faced quality that revealed, or betrayed, whatever emotion he was feeling (or singing) at the moment. He had an earnestness, an awkwardness, a sincerity that gave him a certain rawness – and an enduring sweetness.

The other performers on Glee tend to have the shiny, expert confidence that we want (and need) of a show that expects its characters to burst into song. Monteith never had quite that same edge: His definition was softer. He moved through the corridors of McKinley High at a slightly different lope, and that all lingers in the mind.

At least that’s how Monteith strikes me now – perhaps I’d already begun to adjust my ideas about him after he entered rehab earlier this year for substance abuse. These shadows filter into your perceptions, especially your perceptions of an actor still so early in his career – and associated with a show as bright as Glee.

Miss him already.

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Cory Monteith Was ‘In Great Spirits’ Two Days Before Death

Published July 22, 2013 by gossipzoo

Two days before he was found dead, Cory Monteith enjoyed “a quiet night with a lot of laughing” with one of his first mentors, Maureen Webb.

“He looked so good, so healthy,” Webb, the co-founder of Project Limelight Society, a Vancouver charity close to the actor’s heart, tells PEOPLE. “I hadn’t seen him look that good in a long time.”

Joined by Monteith’s manager Elena Kirschner, the trio dined at East of Main, a restaurant that supports the organization. “We ate a lot of food,” recalls Webb, noting no one drank alcohol. “We drank the rhubarb lemonade.”

Monteith initiated the dinner, telling Webb he wanted to get more involved the non-profit arts program for children that he had supported since its 2011 launch.

“I told him, ‘I remember everything we talked about when we first talked about this project. Now it’s happening.’ His face just lit up. He was in great spirits.”

Two days later, on Saturday, the 31-year-old Glee star’s body was discovered in his hotel room. No cause of death has been determined but police have ruled out foul play.

For more information or to make donation in Monteith’s memory go to Project Limelight Society.

PHOTOS: Cory & Lea: Their Love Story
RELATED: Lea Michele: This Is a ‘Devastating Time’
RELATED: A shocked Hollywood reacts to Cory Monteith’s death
EARLIER: Cory Monteith, 31, Found Dead in Hotel Room
FLASHBACK: Watch His Glee Audition Tape

Cory Monteith’s 11 Best Glee Performances

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