EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWS'Glee' Star Monteith Found Dead In Hotel Room
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Reported by: Heath Harrison
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Reported: Jul. 14, 2013 3:28 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 15, 2013 4:20 AM EDT
Vancouver, British Columbia
Cory Monteith, who played the football-hero turned singing heartthrob Finn Hudson in the Fox hit show "Glee," was found dead in his Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room this weekend, authorities said. He was 31.
The actor had checked into Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on July 6 and was scheduled to check out Saturday, according to police.
When he did not check out, the hotel staff went to his hotel room and found his body.
Vancouver Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe said the actor had been dead for several hours when his body was discovered.
"Mr. Monteith was found deceased in his room at approximately noon today," Lapointe said at a news conference late Saturday.
Monteith gave a standout performance in the climax of the pilot episode of 'Glee.' Clip's of that episode, as well as others featuring Monteith, are available here
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