Magazine article Variety

REMEMBERED: Cory Monteith

Magazine article Variety

REMEMBERED: Cory Monteith

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Thesp was best known for his role as jock-turned-singer in Fox's "Glee."

Fans and friends of "Glee" star Cory Monteith were stunned by news of the actor's death July 13. He was 31.

The actor was found dead at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel. Police said he checked into the hotel on July 6. Hotel staffers found his body July 13 after Monteith missed his scheduled noon checkout time.

Police said hotel video shows other people in the room with Monteith that day but authorities believe the actor was alone when he died, and there were no indications of foul play. The actor had admitted to past problems with substance abuse and underwent treatment at a rehab facility earlier this year. An autopsy was scheduled for July 15.

In a statement, "Glee" producers, 20th Century Fox TV and Fox network execs called Monteith "an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. …

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