*And Another GONE to Soon…….*Update*”Glee Star” Cory Monteith Dies*


Image: File photo of Cory Monteith (© Chris Pizzello/AP)
Coroner: Cory Monteith died of heroin, alcohol overdose

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — “Glee” actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose of  heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia coroner’s office said Tuesday.

“There is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith’s death was anything other than  a most tragic accident,” the office said in a statement.

The 31-year-old was found dead in his Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room  on Saturday, after he didn’t check out on time. He was believed to be alone when  he died.

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Police said Monteith had been out with people earlier, but video and  electronic records from the hotel indicated he returned to his room by himself  early Saturday.

Monteith’s death recalled the lives of Heath Ledger, Corey Haim and River  Phoenix — actors who battled substance abuse and died in their 20s and 30s.

Monteith had talked bluntly about struggling with addiction since he was a  teenager, calling it a serious problem and telling Parade magazine in 2011 he  was “lucky to be alive.”

Monteith admitted himself to a treatment facility in April for substance  addiction, a representative said at the time. He also received treatment when he  was 19.

“Glee,” with its catchy song-and-dance numbers and high-profile guest stars  like Gwyneth Paltrow and Britney Spears, became an instant hit  when it debuted in 2009. Monteith served as the show’s resident hunk with a  heart of gold.

The Fox network and the producers of “Glee,” including 20th Century Fox  Television, have called Monteith an exceptional performer “and an even more  exceptional person.” 

Gia Milani, who recently produced and directed a Canadian film featuring  Monteith, this week said Monteith “seemed healthy” when she last saw him four  weeks ago in Los Angeles.

“He looked super fit and he was energetic and excited,” Milani said. She said  Monteith showed no signs of a substance abuse problem while shooting the film a  year ago. 😦 😦


*Robert Louis Stevenson*
Image: Actor Cory Monteith arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Jan. 27, 2013 (© Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  • ‘Glee’ star Monteith found dead at 31

    Cory Monteith, who portrayed Finn Hudson on the hit TV series about a high school glee club, was found in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver.

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  • In memoriam photo gallery | Celebs we’ve lost too soonSO…..REALLY, what’s it’s going to take to STOP the killing, the overdoses, the demons that lurk around Drugs and the people they KILL….Another young man gone to SOON??
    Another *Most Likely SUICIED*…..a wasted LIFE because of Drugs??How many more lives will the this thing called DRUG ADDICTION claim??? Yes, I know my addiction was Addicted Compulsive Gambling, but in the Recovery World we say, “addiction is addiction no matter what the type”…….One addiction can sometimes lead you to another, I know there were times when I gambled heavy, I would start drinking along with my gambling. When you tend to have an Addictive Personality* or tendencies all addictions to you can be WIDE OPEN.

    See, I just don’t get it??….Where were his family, or his close friends, or co-workers???….Could NO ONE see any signs of distress, or him looking outwardly high or acting strange???…..that is what I don’t understand. Someone must have had a red flag or feelings that he wasn’t all together???….So many unanswered questions. That’s what makes this so much more *HEART BREAKING*…….

    ‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith dead at 31
    July 14, 2013, 2:54 AM EST

    By Jethro Nededog

    Cory Monteith, who played  jock-turned-gleek Finn Hudson on FOX’s musical phenomenon “Glee,”was found dead Saturday at a Vancouver hotel. He was  31.

    The Canadian actor’s body was found just after noon at the Fairmont Pacific  Rim Hotel, said Vancouver police at a news conference Saturday night. They did  not give a cause of death, but said foul play was not suspected.

    Monteith had recently finished a stint in rehab for substance abuse, after  previously seeking help for addiction at age 19.

    “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,” acting chief  Doug LePard said. “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.”

    As Finn on “Glee,” Monteith helped make it cool again to sing on scripted  shows. He served as a surrogate for those in the audience who weren’t sure about  embracing music — and delivered jaw dropping renditions of songs like U2’s “One”  and Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”

    “We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent  and an even more exceptional person,” FOX said in a statement on behalf of the  network, the show’s producers and 20th Century Television. “He was a true joy to  work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are  with his family and loved ones.”

    Also: In memoriam photo gallery: Cory  Monteith

    Monteith had seemed to have turned a corner recently, emerging from rehab and  appearing last month with longtime girlfriend and “Glee” co-star Lea Michele at a  charity ball.

    Police responded within minutes of receiving a call Saturday from the BC  Ambulance Service regarding a death in a room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont  Pacific Rim Hotel at 1038 Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.

    Upon arriving, paramedics advised the officers that Monteith was dead.  Coroner’s staff was also on hand.

    Officials said no cause of death was apparent, but said Monteith had  been dead for several hours before his body was discovered.

    According to the police statement, Monteith checked in July 6 and  was due to check out Saturday. Monteith had guests Friday night, but video and  key entry records show him returning by himself in the early morning, and police  believe he was alone when he died.

    Hotel staff discovered his body after he missed check-out.

    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.

    Born in Calgary on May 11, 1982, Monteith began his acting career in  Vancouver.

    An original “Glee” cast member, Monteith played Finn Hudson since the FOX  series debuted in 2009. He also stars in the upcoming independent film, “All the  Wrong Reasons.”

    The actor admitted himself into a facility for substance addiction earlier  this year and completed the treatment program in April.

    Monteith is survived by his parents, Joe Monteith and Ann McGregor, and  a brother, Shaun.

    **R.I.P**~~Corey…..You will be missed!……**



2 thoughts on “*And Another GONE to Soon…….*Update*”Glee Star” Cory Monteith Dies*

  1. you are all so silly, addition is sad, but a part of the human brain and is at the core of what we are. This guy did not die from some long bender with friends egging him on, a drug dealer selling him some laced pot, or even getting high tripping and falling in front of a bus, he was a hardcore drug user and took his own life though choice, i don’t see why he is being so respected and missed.


    • I appreciate your thoughts, but I have to disagree with you on a couple points…..I really don’t think there’s anything “SILLY” about a “LOST LIFE” no matter who it is, or How they die.
      When you overdoes from drugs……it isn’t a “CHOICE”…it’s a Disease……and it’s not SUICIDE unless a Medical Examiner lists the cause of death as an “Intentional Drug overdose/suicide, which was not the case. Many people die of unintentional Drug Overdose everyday.
      My blog post was for Informing and Educated the public on the Dangers Of Drug and All Types of Addictions. Not to Respect someone for being an Addict. As far as being MISSED,…..ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS,……Be it an Overdose or Suicide…..

      Thanks for sharing your feelings,
      Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon


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