Glee actor Cory Monteith has died at the age 31, it has been confirmed.
The Canadian actor, who played Finn Hudson on the hit FOX series, was found on Saturday in his hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver.
According to Vancouver PD, emergency personnel arrived at the hotel shortly after noon, at which point Monteith was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics. The coroner is investigating cause of death. Foul play is not suspected.
“We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate,” the actor’s rep said in a statement to Us Weekly shortly after news broke of the tragedy. “We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss.”
Monteith had recently completed treatment for substance addiction. On March 31 of this year, he announced via his rep that he had voluntarily checked himself into rehab, buoyed by the support of his girlfriend, Lea Michele, and others. “Cory is a beloved member of the Glee family, and we fully support his decision to seek treatment,” 20th Century Fox TV said in a statement at the time. “Everyone at the show wishes him well and looks forward to his return.”
In recent weeks, the actor had seemed happier and healthier. After leaving rehab on Apr. 26, he tweeted his appreciation to fans. “Sending out big love to everyone,” he wrote. “Thank you for the continued support! It means the world to me!”
This is all so sad. Keep his friends and family in your prayers.