We are deeply saddened to report that “Glee” star Cory Monteith has passed away.
The Hollywood Reporter was one of the first sources to confirm the tragic news on Saturday afternoon. The 31-year-old was found dead in his room at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel. He was found at noon Saturday on the hotel’s 21st floor, Vancouver police said in a news conference. He checked into the hotel July 6, and was expected to check out Saturday. When he missed his checkout time, hotel staff went to his room and discovered his body.
Police believe he was alone when he died and no cause of death was given. It was ruled that no foul play was suspected. An autopsy is set for Monday to determine the cause of death. Monteith has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction in the past and checked himself into rehab in March of this year.
“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,” representatives for the actor told THR in a statement.
Glee executive producers, producers 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Co. said in a statement: “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.”
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to Cory’s family, friends and loved ones. We had the chance to meet him and he was the nicest guy. The news shocked everyone all over the world, including his fans and famous friends. Many took to twitter to react to the tragic news:
Lea Michele’s statement via rep (Glee co-star/girlfriend): We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating time.”
Taylor Swift: Speechless. And for the worst reason.
Selena Gomez (Monte Carlo co-star): This hurts. I love you Cory. Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Damian McGinty (“Glee” Co-star): The guy I shot my first acting scene with. The nicest guy I’ve met. Can’t believe it.
Dot Marie Jones (“Glee” Co-star): I HAVE NO WORDS! MY HEART IS BROKEN CORY WAS NOT ONLY A HELL OF A FRIEND HE WAS ONE AMAZING MEN THAT I WILL HOLD CLOSE TO MY HEART FOREVER. I AM BLESSED TO HAVE WORKED WITH HIM AND LOVE HIM SO MUCH! MY HEART IS WITH HID FAMILY AND OUR WHOLE GLEE FAMILY! I LOVE YOU ALL!
Dean Geyer (Glee co-star): I’m not quite to sure what to say 🙁 I’m very glad I got to spend a day filming one scene with Cory. I found out exactly why his fans love him so much. He will be very sorely missed. And I do not believe that death is in any way final. Isaiah 26:19
Curt Mega (Glee co-star): Heartbroken to hear of Cory’s passing. He was kind, hardworking, immensely talented & always fun to work with. Prayers for his loved ones. I’ll never forget the love, goofiness & vulnerability Cory expressed through playing Finn. His work touched people’s lives (including mine). “I’ve got the rest of my life to be a grown up. And for now, it’s okay to be young.” -Finn Hudson
Nolan Funk (“Glee” Co-star): Oh my God. Cory. Man. I can’t. Praying for you man. You were a good soul. Thanks for always being kind Cory. You came a long way from hanging on the beaches in vancouver with the gang pre Glee. Sending you love bud
Katie Cassidy (Monte Carlo co-star): So sad to lose a dear friend & talented man… @CoryMonteith you’ll always be remembered.
Kevin Zegers (All the Wrong Reasons co-star): My heart is broken. I’ve never lost a friend this close. This feels like a mistake.
Harry Shum Jr (Glee co-star): At this time, please send nothing but love and light. This tragic news still doesn’t seem real to me. I love you Cory.
Neil Patrick Harris (Glee guest star): How sad to read about Cory Monteith passing away. What a shame. He was a lovely, kind, talented guy and will be missed.
Gwyneth Paltrow (Glee co-star): “Cory was a sweet and talented man. My heart breaks for Lea and the entire Glee family.”
Alex Newell (Glee co-star): Today my performance will be for Cory. He was and will always be an amazing person and I cherish the time that I got to spend with him!
Vanessa Lengies (Glee co-star): Family, I wish you could give me your pain and heartbreak and take my unconditional love to fill in its place.
Lauren Potter (Glee co-star): I am totally heartbroken right now. I love Cory so much this hurts my heart. I hope my #glee family is ok right now. I love them all. Cory was always so nice to me. I have so many good memories.
Tracie Thoms (McCannick co-star): Not a hoax. My thoughts are with his family & the #Glee family. Had the pleasure of meeting him last year in Philly on our film McCanick.
Kristin Chenoweth (Glee co-star): RIP CoryMontieth. You will be loved. Always.
Adam Shankman (Frequent Glee director): Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend. The lights in my world just grew dimmer. The world just lost one of our best. I love u so much…I will always cherish you in my heart. Thank you for so many wonderful days. I love you CM
Adam Anders (Glee music producer): Words can’t express my grief. I lost a brother today. God please take care of my friend @CoryMonteith
Alex Anders (Glee music producer): Heartbroken by the loss of my friend @CoryMonteith Praying for his family and loved ones. Such a good hearted man that will be sorely missed
Katy Perry: Rest in peace Cory. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. Our prayers are with you.
Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Kyle XY co-star): Forever young. Rest In Peace Cory. Blessings to the Monteith family.
Matt Dallas (Kyle XY co-star): So saddened to hear about Cory. One of the sweetest, most fun loving guys. Always remember his ability to make a person smile. So much love to his family.
John Stamos (Glee Co-star): First day on Glee he said to me, I can’t believe I’m working w/Uncle Jesse-
I can’t believe i’m writing this tweet. Heartbreaking. RIP Cory.
Rihanna: Cory Monteith, may your spirit be at peace, and may you fly with the angels… Heartbreaking, my prayers are with all of his loved ones!
Jaimie Alexander (Kyle XY co-star): RIP Cory Monteith. Sweet man…. Gone far too soon. Peace be with you friend. Thanks for all the good times and laughter, Cory. #RIP
Holly Marie Combs (Mistresses co-star): Life is hard. Be nice. For you never know what another could be struggling with or against. You never know. #RipCoryMonteith
Nick Jonas: So sad to hear the news about Cory Monteith. Praying for his family and friends.
Lucy Hale: With ever ounce of my body praying about Cory and his family and his friends. God bless all involved. Heart broken. Life is so, so precious and fragile. Once again..praying for Cory’s family & friends. I met him briefly a few times and what a sweet guy.
Demi Lovato: #RIPCoryMonteith… So unbelievably tragic. Please #prayforLea.
Tyler Hilton: I’m so so bummed we won’t get to see any more of @CoryMonteith. I was truly such a fan. My thoughts are w his friends and family today.
Nicki Minaj: I didn’t know Cory but clearly he was loved by many. My heart goes out to Lea, his family, friends and fans.
Kat Dennings: I can’t fully process this news. Tragic, tragic loss of a young, promising, talented man. Cory Monteith, rest in peace.
Sarah Hyland: Still saddened and shocked by the passing of Cory Monteith. My thoughts are with his family and friends. #GoneTooSoon
Niall Horan: RIP cory ! Didn’t know him personally! Met him on a couple of occasions! Super nice guy! Thoughts and prayers with his family and friends!
Gracie Dzienny: Cory was so kind to us over at Paramount… giving us tours of Glee’s sets and coming to hang out on ours. He was always so friendly. #RIP
Chris Zylka: Hug, cherish, hold, and beyond all tell your friends you love them every time you see them. RIP bro
Debby Ryan: RIP Cory Monteith. ): So young. Praying for those closest to him.
Nina Dobrev: I’m gutted. Shocked and saddened to hear the news, my heart goes out to Cory’s family and friends. Lets respect their space as they grieve.
Ian Somerhalder: Its truly a sad day-an amazingly talented young man is gone.So sorry to the family,friends&fans of Cory Monteith.Such a good man.Truly.
Kaley Cuoco: #CoryMonteith no words. Prayers. Thoughts w his family. This is terrible. Can’t speak.
Kendall Schmidt: We lose too many great, young, talented, people. And Cory was one of them. My thoughts go out to his Family/Friends/Fans..
Miss ya dude
Hilary Duff: Really sad about Cory Monteith’s passing. Saying prayers for friends and family, what a difficult time…
Ashley Argota: whoa. just hearing the news about Cory Monteith. how devastating. TJVP shot on the same lot as Glee & I saw him around often & he was always so nice & he even came to see a taping of 1 of our episodes. my thoughts & prayers go out to his family. wow.
Sophia Bush: I saw him a few weeks ago in NY, looking so happy. heartbreaking… #corymonteith
Zooey Deschanel: This is such sad news about @CoryMonteith – what an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man.
Kim Kardashian: Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words cant describe what they must be feeling.
Julie Plec: Oh my god. Oh, no. There are no words. I’m so sorry. Heartbreaking. #RipCoryMonteith
Max Schneider: RIP Cory Monteith. Far too young and talented to be taken from the world so young.
Aly & AJ Michalka: Cant stop thinking about Cory today. Will continue to keep his Family & Lea in our prayers:( we need to cherish every minute
Rico Rodriguez: Can’t believe the news about Cory Monteith! He was a great guy & I was lucky to call him a friend. My prayers are with his friends & family!
Chad Michael Murray: Rest in Peace @CoryMonteith You brought such light to ur fans in ur time here.
David Henrie: Really saddened and shocked about @CoryMonteith. Prayers out his family… Wow.
Olivia Holt: thank you Cory for sharing your talent with the world. my, prayers and love for those closest to you.
Jennette McCurdy: Shocked by the news about Cory Monteith. It’s a tragic time. I wish the world was a safer place.
Aimee Teegarden: Deeply sadden and shocked by the lose of young life. My thoughts go out to the families and friends.
Bailee Madison: Saddened by the news.. My sincere prayers go out to Cory’s family & @msleamichele
Steven R McQueen: Rest in peace Cory Monteith. You will be missed.
Victoria Justice: #RIPCoryMonteith Such a tragedy… My heart goes out to his friends & family.
Shantel vanSanten: Shocked & gutted by the news of #CoryMonteith passing… He was a true talent and left too soon! Say a prayer for all those grieving!
Daren Kagasoff: Very sad to hear the news of Cory Monteith. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. RIP
Laura Marano: I am absolutely shocked to hear about Cory Monteith. He was incredibly talented…this is so sad 🙁 #WayTooYoung