Cory Monteith was found dead at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel Saturday, according to reports. The Glee star was 31.
Monteith fought a public battle with substance abuse and checked himself into rehab this March, as well as previously at the age of 19. According to Vancouver police his body was found at noon on July 13th and foul play is not suspected. A coroner’s report is expected to be issued Monday.
Police Chief Doug LePard told the press:
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 in cooperation.
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.
Monteith has played the lead role of Finn on Glee since it debuted in 2009 and was nominated for numerous Teen Choice Awards, SAG Awards and People’s Choice Awards.