July 13, 2013 at 10:15 pm #286230
I am reading on twitter from Vancouver news sources that he was found dead of an overdose. It will probably be confirmed soon.July 13, 2013 at 10:19 pm #286232
Jesus, I hope not.July 13, 2013 at 10:19 pm #286233
I’m looking into this.July 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm #286234
Wasn’t he in rehab not too long ago? Geez what a waste.
Vancouver PD is having a press conference at 1:30am eastern time. They tweeted a Hollywood actor was found dead in his hotel room.July 13, 2013 at 10:22 pm #286235
I’m seeing conflicting reports. Some say that it is a hoax.July 13, 2013 at 10:22 pm #286236
Press conference in eight minutes.
CTV and Global (Canada’s two major commercial broadcast networks) are reporting this, so things are not looking good.July 13, 2013 at 10:26 pm #286237
Oh my God! If that’s true, I’m genuinely heartbroken… He seemed like such an incredible person, and inspirational too given what he had gone through in his younger years to get where he is today.July 13, 2013 at 10:26 pm #286238
There was apparently a hoax about this a couple of days ago, but this is a new story now.July 13, 2013 at 10:27 pm #286239
Hollywood Reporter confirms.
His last tweet was about Sharknado. Oy.July 13, 2013 at 10:32 pm #286240
Watching live press conference at http://www.livestream.com/vancouverpolice?utm_source=lsplayer.July 13, 2013 at 10:33 pm #286241
Police just confirmed it there
🙁July 13, 2013 at 10:35 pm #286242
This is incredible saddening. 🙁
RIPJuly 13, 2013 at 10:36 pm #286243
15 000 people are streaming the press conference.
Official word is that cause of death was not immediately apparent, but that there was no foul play.July 13, 2013 at 10:37 pm #286244
My condolences go out to his family and friends. I am heartbroken.July 13, 2013 at 10:48 pm #286245
Shortly after noon today, the Vancouver Police received a call from
the BC Ambulance Service regarding a sudden death in a room on the 21st
floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel at 1038 Canada Place in downtown
attended within minutes of the call and paramedics advised the man in
the room was clearly deceased. Coroner’s staff did attend the scene.
The deceased has been identified as 31-year-old actor Cory Monteith, who achieved great fame on the popular TV series Glee.
Before I give further information, 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. 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.
Mr. Monteith checked into the hotel in July 6th and was due to check
out of the room today. There were others with Mr. Monteith in his room
earlier last night, but video and fob key entries show him returning to
his room by himself in the early morning hours and we believe he was
alone when he died.
When he missed his check-out time, staff went to the room at noon and found his body. We know there will be considerable interest in this case, and we have
detectives assigned to the case who attended with our Forensic
Identification Unit to examine the scene, to ensure to the extent
possible that there are no unanswered questions. Hotel video has been secured as well as room access records. Our
investigators have spoken with hotel staff, who are providing the utmost
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.