Glee star Cory Monteith has been found dead in his hotel room it has been confirmed.
The actor had been staying at the Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver and was believed to have returned to his room following a night out with friends. The cause of death has yet to be determined.
Monteith had a well-documented struggle with substance abuse and took a leave of absence during the last few episodes of Glee’s fourth season to go to rehab.
During his time on Glee Monteith started dating co-star Lea Michele who played his onscreen girlfriend Rachel Berry. His character, Finn Hudson, returned to McKinley High last season after leaving the army. He because a co-teacher for the Glee club and his character was on course for being reunited with Rachel during the upcoming fifth season.
We are saddened and shocked by this news and our hearts go out to all of Cory’s friends and family at this difficult time. He will be sorely missed and Glee will not be the same without him.
Watch Cory performing Don’t Stop Believin’ with his Glee co-stars: