Cory Monteith, a star on the Fox series Glee was found dead yesterday in his hotel room in Vancouver. He was only 31.
Although the cause of his death is unknown, some speculate that it was addiction related. This year Monteith was in the public eye for voluntarily checking himself into rehab for substance abuse problems.
Yesterday he missed his check out time at a hotel in Vancouver and was found dead by hotel staff. The police stated they believed there wasn’t an indication of foul play and that he was alone when he died.
Monteith was known for his role as Finn Hudson on Glee - a high school football star who had no interest in joining the Glee club but was eventually drawn into the signing squad. Monteith publicly spoke about how his character on Glee was different from who he was in real life. He was candid about his substance abuse problems, disclosing in an interview that he had been to treatment when he was 19. When he checked into treatment earlier this year, his rep stated, "He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery."
Relapse seemed to be part of his recovery process, as it is for many. In the video clip below Monteith describes his intentions on being open about his addiction – saying he wanted to shed light on it and help other young adults like himself out of a difficult situation.
Cory Monteith on his Battle with Substance Abuse
Our hearts go out to Cory Monteith and his friends and family.
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