'Glee' Co-Stars React In Disbelief To Cory Monteith's Death

Glee Stars React to Cory Monteith's Death
Glee co-stars have already started to take to Twitter to express their shock and sorrow over the sudden death of their beloved castmate, Cory Monteith.

Iqbal Theba, who plays Principal Figgins on the hit Fox series, couldn't hold back his initial emotions via social media.

 

Over an hour ago, Puck's Mark Salling only had one word. Former glee club member Kristin Chenoweth expressed her love. Dot-Marie Jones, who portrays Coach Shannon Beiste, said her heart is broken after news of the 31-year-old's tragic passing.   Cheyenne Jackson, who portrayed Dustin Goolsby on Glee, remembers the young star as a "gentleman." Damian McGinty, who won a 7-episode arc on Glee in season one of The Glee Project, shared his first foray into acting with Monteith. Josh Sussman, who plays Jacob, remembers Monteith as a "great guy." DJ 'Shangela' Pierce made a guest appearance on the Fox comedy when she met the TV heartthrob:  

Others like Alex Anders, who worked closely with the star as the vocal producer and recording engineer on Glee, also wanted to say some final words to their friend.

 

Monteith, who battled substance addiction and recently completed rehab program in April, was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room Saturday afternoon.

According to Vancouver Police, staff at the Fairmont Pacific Rim discovered his body when he missed his checkout time after a week-long stay.

Police said the actor was with other people in his room last night, but believe he was alone when he passed away according to video and key entries that indicate that he was by himself in the early morning hours.

“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,” Acting Chief Doug LePard said in a press release.

“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.”

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, according to police. At this time VPD says there is no indication there was foul play involved.

The chief himself couldn’t help but offer his own words of grief: “On behalf of the Vancouver Police, I want to pass on our condolences to the family, friends, castmates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith," he said. "As was the case in countless homes, I watched Glee regularly with my daughters, and I know there will be shock and sadness in many households with the news of his tragic death.”

 

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