The 31-year-old actor was found dead in his room on the 21st floor at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. He had checked into the hotel on July 6 and was due to check out on July 13, according to Vancouver Police.
Monteith’s reps sent Celebuzz the following statement:
“We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss.”
Monteith, who played the adorable quarterback Finn Hudson, spent time in rehab early this year, checking into a substance addiction treatment facility in April. After a short month, Monteith left rehab in May and laid low with co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele during a holiday Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Monteith had a long history of drug addition. At 16 he battled drugs and alcohol, but credited turning his life around due to an intervention three years later at 19.
Monteith’s publicist Melissa Kates also confirmed the sad news, to USA TODAY. “We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss.”
An official cause of death is yet to be determined, but police say there were no immediate indications of foul play. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Update 2:50am ET – Statement released from Glee producers, 20th Century Fox TV and Fox Broadcasting: “We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.”