Tributes have been paid to Glee star Cory Monteith this weekend after the 31-year old star was found dead in a hotel room in Canada.
Shock At Tragic Death of Glee Star
The actor who played Finn Hudson in the smash US television series has struggled with a serious drug problem since he was a teenager. Entering rehab in April this year it seemed that Monteith was making progress in recovery. Tragedy struck as he was found dead on Saturday at the Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver. The cause of death is yet unknown as a post-mortem will be carried out later today.
The body was found after he failed to check out of the hotel, to the shock of close friends and family who thought he was on the road to recovery. It is understood that the actor had been feeling good in recent weeks and the day before he died messaged his management saying he “felt amazing.”
Monteith was expected to take part in filming the new series of Glee, to be broadcast in September this year. It is unclear at this early stage how the tragedy will affect the show and plans for the next series as the writers, producers and co-stars are coming to terms with the loss.
A Long Struggle With Drug Addiction
The actor had been open in the media about his struggle with drugs. In a 2011 interview Monteith admitted that he had taken “everything and anything” throughout his teens and early twenties before adding that he “was lucky to be alive”.
Monteith has been in and out of rehab for over a decade, being in treatment for addiction since he was 19. In April this year, Monteith entered rehab for serious ‘substance addiction’. Upon leaving rehab he posted a positive message on twitter, saying: “Sending out big love to everyone. Thank you for the continued support! It means the world to me!”
Efforts made to tackle his addiction and provide treatment had made a difference in his life, but sadly in this instance the young star has passed away long before his time without being able to truly conquer his addiction it seems – although the exact cause of death has yet to be announced and drug abuse seems to be the likely cause..
Celebrity Twitter Tributes
Speechless. And for the worst reason.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 14, 2013
This is such sad news about @CoryMonteith – what an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man.
— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) July 14, 2013
Cory Monteith, may your spirit be at peace, and may you fly with the angels… Heartbreaking, my prayers are with all of his loved ones!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 14, 2013
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