Cory Monteith’s Family Will Remember Him As ‘A Beautiful Young Man’

31-year-old Glee star Cory Monteith passed away yesterday in Vancouver, stunning both fans and loved ones.

Members of Monteith’s family were contacted after Vancouver police confirmed he was dead during a press conference.  Monteith had missed his noon checkout time, so a staff member was sent up to his room.

Monteith’s stepmom, Yvette, who hadn’t seen the actor in a couple years when he visited his father Joe in New Brunswick, remembers the legacy he leaves behind.

“He was a beautiful young man. He was loved by everybody,” Yvette told Celebuzz. “He was very talented and put himself in the spotlight because that’s where he always wanted to be and that is what he was always interested in. He made everybody smile. That was Cory.”

-With reporting by Andrea Simpson