Glee Star Cory Monteith Dead at 31

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 08: Actor Cory Monteith attends the 12th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Glee Star Cory Monteith Dead at 31

The actor was found in Vancouver hotel.

Published July 14, 2013

It was a tragic weekend for Hollywood. Cory Monteith, one of the stars of popular series Glee, died in a Vancouver hotel room, local police confirm. The actor, who struggled for years with addiction, was 31. While awaiting the results of the autopsy, the young star's friends and co-stars are tweeting their condolences. 

"I hate 2 see such a great young actor leave us so soon," says NeNe Leakes, who guest starred on several episodes of the hit show. "RIP @CoryMonteith, my prayers are with you."

Rihanna added, "May your spirit be at peace, and may you fly with the angels. Heartbreaking, my prayers are with all his loved ones."

Even new mom Kim Kardashian broke her Twitter silence to offer condolences, and sent a special message for Monteith's co-star and girlfriend, Lea Michele. "Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith," she said. "So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying for Lea too! Words can't describe what they must be feeling."

Monteith was scheduled to begin filming season five of the massively popular show in August. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

 (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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